Glen Allen, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Glen Allen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 15,846 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Allen: Glenallen.

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


Total Population 15,846
Population in Households 15,744
Population in Familes 12,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 1,802
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $70,718
Average Household Income $88,391
Per Capita Income $35,800


Total Housing Units 6,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,784 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,632 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $247,156
Average Home Value $264,784


Total Households 6,416
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,262
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 0.85% 0.79%
Households 0.79% 0.75%
Families 0.71% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 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 # 85 86th
Population Density # 147 75th
Diversity Index # 128 79th
Median Household Income # 171 71st
Per Capita Income # 160 73rd

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