Glen Lyn, Virginia

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Glen Lyn, Virginia
Location of Glen Lyn, Virginia
Location of Glen Lyn, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°22′23″N 80°51′39″W / 37.37306°N 80.86083°W / 37.37306; -80.86083Coordinates: 37°22′23″N 80°51′39″W / 37.37306°N 80.86083°W / 37.37306; -80.86083
Country United States
State Virginia
County Giles
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,673 ft (510 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 151
 • Density 233.1/sq mi (90.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24093
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-31376[1]
GNIS feature ID 1483667[2]

Glen Lyn is a town in Giles County, Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the East and New Rivers. The population was 151 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BlacksburgChristiansburgRadford Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Glen Lyn is located at 37°22′23″N 80°51′39″W / 37.37306°N 80.86083°W / 37.37306; -80.86083 (37.373080, -80.860906).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square mile (1.9 km²), of which 0.6 square mile (1.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (10.96%) is water. The town borders the state of West Virginia.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151 people, 57 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 233.1 people per square mile (89.7/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 95.7 per square mile (36.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,706. There were 10.8% of families and 17.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 31.7% of under eighteens and 7.7% of those over 64.


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Glen Lyn has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Glen Lyn, Virginia