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Overview

Introduction to Glen Allen, Virginia

Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico county, is 8 miles N of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 88 miles S of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is conveniently located inside the Richmond - Petersburg metropolitan area.

Glen Allen History

Glen Allen is located just north of the city of Richmond. With the expansion of Richmond, Glen Allen has gradually become a suburb of the city. The town is now a census-designated place. The population of Glen Allen consists of Whites, African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Latinos.

Glen Allen and nearby Attractions

  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Meadow Farm Museum
  • Biltmore Baptist Church
  • Virginia Center Commons Mall Shopping Center
  • Laurel Gold Golf Course
  • Pocahontas State Park

Things To Do In Glen Allen

The town of Glen Allen is the ideal destination for lovers of history. There are many historical sites and museums within a radius of ten miles. Among these are Richmond National Battlefield Park, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, John Marshall House, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Meadow Farm Museum, Children's Museum of Richmond, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There are also several churches in the town that are reminiscent of the old-world architecture. The Virginia Center Commons Mall Shopping Center is another popular tourist haunt. At the Pocahontas State Park on Swift Creek, visitors can indulge in a variety of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Glen Allen Transportation

Richmond International Airport is close by.

Glen Allen Higher Education

Residents of Glen Allen can enroll at the Strayer University-Henrico Campus. Other institutes nearby include J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Richmond.

People

Total Population 15,007
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,024
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,089
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,712

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,319
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,180
Median House Value $231,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.3%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glen Allen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Richmond, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles S of Washington, District of Columbia
County Henrico
Metro Area Richmond - Petersburg
Standard Zip Codes 23059, 23060
P.O. Box Zip Codes 23058
Phone Area Codes 804
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.665
Longitude -77.506

Glen Allen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ASHLAND
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station CROZIER
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station CORBIN
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Glen Allen, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Glen Allenw (23060)

Glenallen (23058, 23059, 23060)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 7,298 $60,357
Mechanicsville 37,210 $86,568
Richmond 213,735 $50,307

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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2204 MOUNTAIN RD
804-261-5085
Serves 316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

VA. RANDOLPH ED. CTR.
2206 MOUNTAIN RD
804-261-5090
A Special Education School
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.1

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