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Glen Allen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henrico County at latitude 37.6659 and longitude -77.4844. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 200 feet.

The formal official name is the Glen Allen Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Glen Allen, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Glen Allen indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Glen Allen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Allen: Glenallen.

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Glen Allen, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,227
Population in Households 15,124
Population in Familes 12,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 1,732
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 6,173
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,674 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,500 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $253,661
Average Home Value $267,597


Median Household Income $66,768
Average Household Income $84,053
Per Capita Income $33,922
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 0.91%
Households 0.62% 0.84%
Families 0.67% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Glen Allen, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Allen to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 86th
Population Density1 # 151 75th
Diversity Index2 # 139 77th
Median Household Income # 165 72nd
Per Capita Income # 145 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.