Glasgow, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Glasgow had a population of 14,801 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Glasgow, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,801
Daytime Population: Workers 15,048
Daytime Population: Residents 9,024
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,072
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.63
Population in Households 14,313
Population in Familes 10,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density2 957
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $31,591
Average Household Income $47,294
Per Capita Income $20,685


Total Housing Units 7,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,095 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,187 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $108,050
Average Home Value $132,310


Total Households 6,281
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,757
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.73%
Households 0.65% 0.68%
Families 0.54% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Glasgow, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glasgow to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 31 94th
Population Density # 256 53rd
Diversity Index # 73 86th
Median Household Income # 430 21st
Per Capita Income # 325 40th

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