Glen Allen, VA
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Glen Allen is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 15,495 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Glen Allen is the 55th largest community in Virginia.

Glen Allen is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Allen is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Allen who work in office and administrative support (17.59%), management occupations (11.77%), and sales jobs (10.90%).

Also of interest is that Glen Allen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Glen Allen is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.77% of adults in Glen Allen have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glen Allen in 2010 was $31,844, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,376 for a family of four. However, Glen Allen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Allen is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Allen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Allen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Allen include English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Glen Allen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.