McLean, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McLean, Virginia - Basic Facts

The McLean Census Designated Place had a population of 49,727 as of July 1, 2017. McLean ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McLean is located at latitude 38.9435 and longitude -77.1929 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the McLean Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The McLean Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389462) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McLean population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McLean: Ingleside.

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McLean, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,727
Daytime Population: Workers 19,848
Daytime Population: Residents 26,635
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 49,400
Population in Familes 43,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density2 2,007
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $182,938
Average Household Income $246,758
Per Capita Income $87,484


Total Housing Units 18,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,482 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,019 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 697 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $945,787
Average Home Value $950,761


Total Households 17,500
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 13,595
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.53%
Households 0.35% 0.47%
Families 0.14% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

McLean, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McLean to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 97th
Population Density # 137 77th
Diversity Index # 296 50th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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