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Glen Raven, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Glen Raven Census Designated Place had a population of 3,196 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.1132 and longitude -79.4764 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Raven Census Designated Place 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 3-Boone Station, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.


Glen Raven, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,196 (100%)
Population in Households 3,155 (98.7%)
Population in Families 2,380 (74.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 912
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $42,579
Average Household Income $59,240
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $22,083
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 770 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $140,498
Average Home Value $154,545
Housing Affordability Index3 193


Total Households 1,200
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.46% 1.32%
Households 1.41% 1.31%
Families -0.21% 1.25%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
Owner Occupied HU   1.71%


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, 2020 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 # 246 67th
Population Density # 266 64th
Median Household Income # 459 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 355 48th
Per Capita Income # 487 34th
Diversity Index # 121 83rd

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