Glen Raven, North Carolina

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Glen Raven, North Carolina
Location of Glen Raven, North Carolina
Location of Glen Raven, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°7′3″N 79°28′13″W / 36.11750°N 79.47028°W / 36.11750; -79.47028Coordinates: 36°7′3″N 79°28′13″W / 36.11750°N 79.47028°W / 36.11750; -79.47028
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
705 ft (215 m)
 • Total2,750
 • Density782/sq mi (301.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-26460[1]
GNIS feature ID1020445[2]

Glen Raven is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,750 at the 2010 census.[3]


The area of current Glen Raven was founded by Altamahaw-Ossipee Native American people.

A fabric manufacturer by the name of John Quinten Gant used the land as the headquarters of present-day Glen Raven Fabrics.


Glen Raven Fabrics created the fabric used to make the first American flag that was planted on the moon.

Glen Raven Inc were awarded the "International Seal of Recommendation for Fabrics/Umbrellas/Awnings" by the Skin Cancer Foundation.


Glen Raven is at 36°7°3" North 79°28°13°" West. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.3 square kilometres (3.6 sq mi), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.25%, is water.[3]


Glen Raven is in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and is located at an elevation of 700 feet (210 m) directly north of the city of Burlington. Glen Raven extends north to the Haw River at an elevation of about 540 feet (160 m).

Business & economy[edit]

Glen Raven Fabrics is the soul and blood of the town's economy. Glen Raven provides Alamance County for cheap items, fast-food, pawn shopping, pharmacy, a church, and more. Glen Raven contains a lot of unemployed citizens below the poverty line. Glen Raven average house income is very low. The town's largest companies are

• Food Lion • McDonald's • CVS • Auto-Zone Parts • Hardees • Family Dollar


The closest school to Glen Raven is a two-minute drive to Hillcrest Elementary School in Burlington. The students in Glen Raven go to Hillcrest as their elementary school, Turrentine as their middle school, and Walter M. Williams as their high school, all located in Burlington.


As of the census of 2010, there were 2,750 people, 1,038 households, and 779 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 785.7 people per square mile (301.8/km2). There was 1,152 housing units at an average density of 329.1 per square mile (126.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.7% White, 12.5% Black or African-American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.5% some other race, and 2.1% two or more races. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (of any race) made up 12.4% of the population.[4]

There were 1,038 households, out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 53.9% of households were headed by married couples, while 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Glen Raven CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Glen Raven CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 1, 2013.