Glen Raven, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glen Raven, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Glen Raven Census Designated Place had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2016. Glen Raven ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Raven is located at latitude 36.1255 and longitude -79.4648 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Raven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Glen Raven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402527) 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.

The Glen Raven Census Designated Place is located within Township 12-Burlington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Raven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Glen Raven, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,021
Population in Households 2,978
Population in Familes 2,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 859
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 1,135
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 724
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 461 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $123,193
Average Home Value $157,058


Median Household Income $34,906
Average Household Income $46,312
Per Capita Income $17,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.1%
Households 1.44% 1.04%
Families -1.16% 0.98%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glen Raven, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Raven to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 249 66th
Population Density1 # 285 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 144 81st
Median Household Income # 521 30th
Per Capita Income # 605 18th

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