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Glen Allen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Glen Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 15,729 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.666 and longitude -77.5064 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Allen Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Glen Allen, VA Housing Affordability Index is 154
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Glen Allen, VA Wealth Index is 114
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 15,729
Population in Households 15,621
Population in Families 12,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density 1,788
Diversity Index1 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,168
Average Household Income $97,391
Per Capita Income $39,189
Wealth Index3 114

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,862 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,500 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $257,945
Housing Affordability Index2 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,363
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,240
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.68% 0.7%
Households 0.61% 0.67%
Families 0.57% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2019 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 # 86 86th
Population Density # 149 75th
Diversity Index # 128 79th
Median Household Income # 171 71st
Per Capita Income # 150 75th

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