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Glasgow, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Glasgow had a population of 14,757 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.9959 and longitude -85.9119 in Barren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glasgow 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.

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Glasgow, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,757
Population in Households 14,269
Population in Familes 10,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density2 955
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $33,131
Average Household Income $48,965
Per Capita Income $21,435


Total Housing Units 7,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,044 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,227 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 776 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $111,157
Average Home Value $134,614


Total Households 6,272
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,735
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.63% 0.68%
Households 0.56% 0.64%
Families 0.4% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2018 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 # 32 94th
Population Density # 255 53rd
Diversity Index # 75 86th
Median Household Income # 415 23rd
Per Capita Income # 328 39th

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