McLean, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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McLean, Virginia - Basic Facts

The McLean Census Designated Place had a population of 50,297 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.9343 and longitude -77.1775 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the McLean Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McLean: Ingleside.

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McLean, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 50,297
Population in Households 49,977
Population in Familes 44,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 320
Population Density2 2,030
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $191,300
Average Household Income $253,862
Per Capita Income $89,810


Total Housing Units 18,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,423 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,246 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $950,006
Average Home Value $1,115,661


Total Households 17,669
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 13,780
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.54% 0.4%
Households 0.42% 0.31%
Families 0.29% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2018 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 # 138 77th
Diversity Index # 296 50th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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