Glasgow, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glasgow, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Glasgow had a population of 14,349 as of July 1, 2015. Glasgow ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glasgow is located at latitude 37.0048 and longitude -85.9259 in Barren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glasgow (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Barren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Glasgow (GNIS ID: 2403700) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Glasgow is located within Glasgow Division of Barren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glasgow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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City of Glasgow, KY Boundary Map

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Glasgow, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 14,349
Population in Households 13,861
Population in Familes 10,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density1 929
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 6,130
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,689
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,953 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,177 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 741 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $111,267
Average Home Value $136,619


Median Household Income $28,873
Average Household Income $42,794
Per Capita Income $18,521
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.51%
Households 0.43% 0.52%
Families 0.37% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.


Glasgow, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glasgow to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 30 94th
Population Density1 # 268 49th
Diversity Index2 # 71 87th
Median Household Income # 436 17th
Per Capita Income # 342 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.