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Glen Allen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 15,831 as of July 1, 2017. Glen Allen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Allen is located at latitude 37.6659 and longitude -77.4844 in Henrico County. 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. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 200 feet.

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389846) 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen: Glenallen.

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


Total Population 15,831
Daytime Population: Workers 8,756
Daytime Population: Residents 7,510
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 15,734
Population in Familes 12,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 1,801
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $66,678
Average Household Income $83,817
Per Capita Income $33,935


Total Housing Units 6,592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,808 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,598 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $243,490
Average Home Value $261,192


Total Households 6,406
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,260
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 0.96% 0.96%
Households 0.88% 0.91%
Families 0.8% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Glen Allen, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Allen 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 # 85 86th
Population Density # 146 76th
Diversity Index # 130 78th
Median Household Income # 182 69th
Per Capita Income # 159 73rd

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