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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,524
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+8,852
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.7%
Median Earnings25+$46,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,466
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,690

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,862
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,231
Median House Value$223,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.8%
English13.7%
Irish10.6%
German8.3%
Italian4.2%
Polish2.4%
Scottish1.6%
Russian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
African0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Czech0.1%
Australian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Glen Allen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henrico County
Standard Zip Codes23059, 23060
P.O. Box Zip Codes23058
Phone Area Codes804
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.66
Approximate Longitude-77.48

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)

StationASHLAND
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationCROZIER
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationCORBIN
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland7,406$67,054
Mechanicsville37,201$88,039
Richmond216,773$52,120

Glen Allen Public Schools

Holman Middle
600 Concourse Blvd.
ZIP: 23059
(804) 346-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 907
Twin Hickory Elem
4900 Twin Hickory Lake Dr
ZIP: 23059
(804) 360-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Shady Grove Elem
12200 Wyndham Lake Dr
ZIP: 23059
(804) 360-0825
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Rivers Edge Elem
11600 Holman Ridge Rd.
ZIP: 23059
(804) 935-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Deep Run High
4801 Twin Hickory Rd.
ZIP: 23059
(804) 364-8000
High
Total Enrollment 1636
Greenwood Elem
10960 Greenwood Rd.
ZIP: 23059
(804) 261-2970
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Kaechele Elem
5680 Pouncey Tract Road
ZIP: 23059
(804) 364-0055
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Colonial Trail Elem
12101 Bacova Drive
ZIP: 23059
(804) 364-0055
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Springfield Park Elem
4301 Fort Mchenry Pkwy
ZIP: 23060
(804) 527-4630
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Echo Lake Elem
5200 Francistown Rd
ZIP: 23060
(804) 527-4672
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Glen Allen High
10700 Staples Mill Road
ZIP: 23060
(804) 501-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1696
Short Pump Middle
4701 Pouncey Tract Rd
ZIP: 23060
(804) 360-0800
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Center For Diversified Studies
2204 Mountain Road
ZIP: 23060
(804) 261-5058
Evening School Of Excellence
2204 Mountain Rd.
ZIP: 23060
(804) 652-3717
Pace
2204 Mountain Road
ZIP: 23060
(804) 652-3717
Academy At Virginia Randolph
2204 Mountain Rd
ZIP: 23060
(804) 261-5085
Glen Allen Elem
11101 Mill Rd
ZIP: 23060
(804) 756-3040
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
New Start - Basic Alt. Ctr.
2206 Mountain Rd
ZIP: 23060
(804) 553-8236
Longdale Elem
9500 Norfolk St
ZIP: 23060
(804) 261-5095
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Hungary Creek Middle
4909 Francistown Rd.
ZIP: 23060
(804) 527-2640
Middle
Total Enrollment 963
Va. Randolph Ed. Ctr
2206 Mountain Rd.
ZIP: 23060
(804) 261-5090

Glen Allen Private Schools

The Goddard School - Nuckols
11393 Nuckols Rd
ZIP: 23059
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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