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Population in 2013: 14,261 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 6,420  (45.0%)
Females: 7,841  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42141.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,628 (it was $28,083 in 2000)
Glasgow:

$27,628
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,540 (it was $18,697 in 2000)

Glasgow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,800 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Glasgow:

$96,800
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $127,968; Detached houses: $136,390; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,928; Mobile homes: $67,639

Median gross rent in 2013: $589.

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  • Races in Glasgow, KY (2013)

    Glasgow races chart
    • 12,10385.0%White alone
    • 1,2488.8%Black alone
    • 5834.1%Hispanic
    • 1651.2%Two or more races
    • 760.5%American Indian alone
    • 430.3%Asian alone

Races in Glasgow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Glasgow: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (25.6%), English (11.4%), German (11.3%), Irish (11.3%), Scottish (3.7%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1809

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 967 people per square mile   (low).

Glasgow,KY real estate house value index trend

Glasgow, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Glasgow:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Glasgow city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

348 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

2.4%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Glasgow, Kentucky as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Glasgow to the number of sex offenders is 1,007 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,073 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $772 (0.9%)

Glasgow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (74.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (347.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rocky Hill, KY (3.0 miles ), Hiseville, KY (3.0 miles ), Park City, KY (3.1 miles ), Cave City, KY (3.1 miles ), Temple Hill, KY (3.1 miles ), Horse Cave, KY (3.5 miles ), Tracy, KY (3.6 miles ), Summer Shade, KY (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1999: 104 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.00 N, Longitude: 85.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,419 (+59.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,703 (71.5%)

Area code: 270

Glasgow household income distribution Glasgow home values distribution

Crime rates in Glasgow by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0002000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.014.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 145311734105
per 100,000 7.328.735.321.076.748.520.928.370.935.4
Robberies 3732456153
per 100,000 21.950.321.214.027.934.641.77.135.521.3
Assaults 9111517171513191122
per 100,000 65.779.0105.8119.0118.5103.990.4134.578.0155.8
Burglaries 1019789621088062476855
per 100,000 736.8696.8628.0434.1753.0554.0431.1332.7482.4389.6
Thefts 193183152163371216221224234269
per 100,000 1,408.01,314.61,072.51,141.32,586.61,495.81,536.71,585.81,660.21,905.5
Auto thefts 242219712918161114
per 100,000 175.1158.0134.149.083.762.3125.2113.378.099.2
Arson N/A110N/A113532
per 100,000 N/A7.27.10.0N/A76.220.935.421.314.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.0) 137.3156.3142.7142.2238.6161.6138.7137.3176.3165.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Glasgow detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Kentucky average:

1.94
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+0.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Glasgow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Glasgow, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Glasgow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Glasgow city center killed 6 people and injured 58 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the city center injured 56 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Glasgow-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 136.7 miles away from Glasgow center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.7 miles away from Glasgow center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barren County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Glasgow topographic map

Birthplace of: Courtney Johnson (musician) - Musician, Darrin Horn - College basketball coach, Diane Sawyer - (born 1945), journalist, Russell E. Dougherty - General, Steve Nunn - Kentucky politician, Brandon Stockton - College basketball player (Kentucky Wildcats), Brian Doyle (baseball) - Baseball player, Dan Morrison (umpire) - Baseball umpire, Dave Harris - DJ, Denny Doyle - Baseball player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Glasgow: Richard Earl Bush.

Hospitals in Glasgow:

  • T J SAMSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1301 NORTH RACE STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Glasgow:

  • FMC - GLASGOW KIDNEY CENTER (205 PROFESSIONAL PARK DRIVE)
  • T.J. SAMSON KIDNEY CARE (930 HAPPY VALLEY RD.,)

Home Health Centers in Glasgow:

  • T. J. SAMSON COMM HOSP HOME CARE PROGRAM (1301 NORTH RACE STREET)

Nursing Homes in Glasgow:

  • BARREN COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (300 WESTWOOD ST.)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (220 WESTWOOD ST.)
  • GLASGOW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (220 WESTWOOD ST)
  • GLASGOW STATE ICF (STATE AV BOX 199)
  • GLASGOW STATE NURSING FACILITY (199 STATE AVENUE)
  • GLENVIEW HEALTH CARE FACILITY (1002 GLENVIEW DR.)
  • HOMEWOOD CONVALESCENT CENTER (HOMEWOOD BLVD BOX 297)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, GLASGOW (109 HOMEWOOD BLVD.)

Airports located in Glasgow:

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College/University in Glasgow:

  • PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (Full-time enrollment: 80; Location: 920 Happy Valley Road; Private, for-profit; Website: GOTOPJS.COM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glasgow:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 30 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 35 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Campbellsville University (about 40 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 55 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 62 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

Public high schools in Glasgow:

Private high school in Glasgow:

  • GLASGOW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 127; Location: 600 CAVALRY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Glasgow:

Private elementary/middle school in Glasgow:

  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF GLASGOW (Students: 53; Location: 100 MONTESSORI WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Glasgow

Library in Glasgow:

  • MARY WOOD WELDON MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $750,169; Location: 107 WEST COLLEGE STREET; 50,538 books; 3,260 audio materials; 1,767 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 107 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • College/University in Glasgow: Western Kentucky University, Glasgow Campus Private primary/middle/high school in Glasgow: Glasgow Christian Academy (600 Calvary Drive, Grades PK-12)

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Notable locations in Glasgow: Glasgow Country Club (A), Glasgow Fire Department (B), Glasgow City Fire Substation (C), Barren - Metcalfe County Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Glasgow: Glenview Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Glasgow Memorial Gardens (1), Barlow Cemetery (2), Allen Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Huggins Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Glasgow include: Gorin Park (1), Woodland Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Barren County Speedway (Tours & Charters; 272 Speedway Road).

Hotels: Happy Valley Inn (500 Happy Valley Road), Comfort Inn Glasgow (210 Calvary Drive), Towne Inn (604 Happy Valley Road), Four Seasons Country Inn (4107 Scottsville Rd), Travel By Belinda (1813 Maplewood St), Days Inn-Glasgow (105 Days Inn Boulevard).

Courts: Barren County - County Court Clerk (117 North Public Square), Barren County - Circuit Court Clerk (Court House), Barren County - District Court Clerk (Court House), Barren County Fiscal Court (126 East Public Square), Barren County - District Court Judge (Court House).

Barren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.739. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.739
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.36
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Glasgow and their reported violations in the past:

GLASGOW WATER COMPANY (Population served: 38,975, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.2%
(29.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Glasgow in 2010:

  • 505 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 133 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Glasgow in 2000:

  • 511 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Glasgow, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Glasgow compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Glasgow (2011 data):

  • South Central Bank, Inc.: Beaver Trail Office Branch, South Central Bank, Inc., Happy Valley Branch, Glasgow Branch. Info updated 2010/08/31: Bank assets: $276.3 mil, Deposits: $236.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Central Bancshares Of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Edmonton State Bank: at 909 West Main Street, North Side Branch, Max Wagner Drive Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $433.8 mil, Deposits: $359.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Edmonton Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: By-Pass Branch at 103 Smith Road, branch established on 1992/06/01; Glasgow Main Branch at 301 West Main Street, branch established on 2000/10/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Citizens First Bank, Inc.: West Cherry Branch at 760 West Cherry Street, branch established on 2009/01/20; Glasgow Branch at 607 South L. Rogers Wells Boulevard, branch established on 1926/08/10. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $403.1 mil, Deposits: $333.0 mil, headquarters in Bowling Green, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens First Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Glasgow Wall Street Branch at 100 Wall Street, branch established on 1970/06/05; Glasgow Branch at 200 South Green Street, branch established on 1970/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Monticello Banking Company: Glasgow Branch at 1414 Happy Valley Road, branch established on 2008/10/21. Info updated 2010/11/02: Bank assets: $591.7 mil, Deposits: $535.7 mil, headquarters in Monticello, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monticello Bankshares, Inc.
  • The Peoples Bank: Glasgow Office at 605c Happy Valley Rd, branch established on 2010/07/26. Info updated 2008/04/16: Bank assets: $35.6 mil, Deposits: $30.0 mil, headquarters in Marion, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples-Marion Bancorp, Inc.
  • PBI Bank: Glasgow Branch at 1006 West Main Street, branch established on 1902/10/02. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,326.3 mil, headquarters in Louisville, KY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Porter Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Glasgow, Kentucky:

  • Four Seasons Inn, Hwy 31 E, Glasgow, KY 42141 , Phone: (270) 678-1000
  • Town Motel, 604 Happy Vly Rd, Glasgow, KY 42141 , Phone: (505) 651-2169
  • Days Inn, 105 Days Inn Blvd, Glasgow, KY 42141 , Phone: (270) 651-1757
  • Comfort Inn, 210 Calvary Dr, Glasgow, KY 42141 , Phone: (270) 651-9099, Fax: (270) 651-1099
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Glasgow, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Kentucky average:

12.3

Glasgow travel time to work - commute Glasgow mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Glasgow city (based on Barren County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,74159
Mainline Protestant2,96519
Catholic7041
Other3842
Black Protestant3071
None22,072-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Barren County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Barren County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Barren County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Barren County:

28.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.3%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$13,706$41,1180$0
Other Government Administration 5$17,083$40,99912$8,615
Police Protection - Officers 35$90,815$31,1370$0
Police - Other 20$46,241$27,7452$601
Firefighters 39$138,171$42,5140$0
Fire - Other 1$2,303$27,6360$0
Streets and Highways 18$45,311$30,2071$1,127
Solid Waste Management 22$50,745$27,6790$0
Parks and Recreation 16$31,228$23,4215$1,566
Housing and Community Development(Local) 26$70,093$32,3519$11,026
Water Supply 46$163,178$42,5685$6,018
Electric Power 51$293,072$68,9580$0
Other and Unallocable 9$25,628$34,1711$968
Totals for Government 292$987,574$40,58535$29,921

Glasgow government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,089,000 ($356.85)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($14.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $134,000 ($9.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($2.10)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $22,110,000 ($1550.38)
    Water Utilities: $4,414,000 ($309.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $4,061,000 ($284.76)
    Police Protection: $2,623,000 ($183.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,601,000 ($182.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,887,000 ($132.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,495,000 ($104.83)
    Central Staff Services: $1,056,000 ($74.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $984,000 ($69.00)
    Financial Administration: $862,000 ($60.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $850,000 ($59.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,328,000 ($233.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $653,000 ($45.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $322,000 ($22.58)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($5.40)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($4.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($4.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($2.95)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,884,000 ($482.72)

Glasgow government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,157,000 ($291.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,264,000 ($228.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $870,000 ($61.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($12.55)
    All Other: $151,000 ($10.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,078,000 ($75.59)
    General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($2.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $344,000 ($24.12)
    General Local Government Support: $87,000 ($6.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,853,000 ($200.06)
    Special Assessments: $1,143,000 ($80.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $341,000 ($23.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $58,000 ($4.07)
    Rents: $19,000 ($1.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($0.49)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,694,000 ($1591.33)
    Water Utilities: $6,793,000 ($476.33)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $569,000 ($39.90)
    Highways: $211,000 ($14.80)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $6,281,000 ($440.43)
    Property: $1,448,000 ($101.54)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,104,000 ($77.41)
    Corporation Net Income: $993,000 ($69.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $331,000 ($23.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000 ($8.34)
    Other License: $48,000 ($3.37)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $48,000 ($3.37)

Glasgow government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $57,944,000 ($4063.11)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,573,000 ($3546.25)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,205,000 ($1276.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,845,000 ($1040.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,371,000 ($516.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,805,000 ($407.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,445,000 ($171.45)

Glasgow government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,511,000 ($176.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,076,000 ($1267.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,805,000 ($3562.51)

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hart County, KY  0.85% ($23,624 average AGI)
from Warren County, KY  0.80% ($26,746)
from Metcalfe County, KY  0.67% ($24,051)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, KY  0.94% ($25,715 average AGI)
to Metcalfe County, KY  0.49% ($27,250)
to Hart County, KY  0.48% ($23,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Glasgow:

  • WCLU (1490 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCDS (1440 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WTKY (1370 AM; daytime; 2 kW; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Glasgow:

  • WGBV (94.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WOVO (105.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTKY-FM (92.1 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: WHITTIMORE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WSGP (88.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKNK (99.1 FM; EDMONTON, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKWY (102.7 FM; TOMPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: J.K. WHITTIMORE)
  • W217BA (91.3 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Glasgow:

  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Glasgow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 72m236ftTotal length
  • $758,000Total costs
  • 57,465Total average daily traffic
  • 4,817Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,868Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 42000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Glasgow, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Glasgow)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Glasgow, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Glasgow)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Glasgow)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 141
  • Hazardous Condition: 37
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Glasgow

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Glasgow, KY
Most common first names in Glasgow, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary26479.0 years
James25272.4 years
William24573.1 years
John15575.8 years
Robert10572.2 years
Charles9873.5 years
George8075.1 years
Annie7481.5 years
Willie7478.5 years
Paul6673.5 years
Most common last names in Glasgow, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19273.9 years
Jones10477.9 years
Houchens8299.7 years
Thomas8175.2 years
Williams7875.7 years
Pedigo7778.0 years
Davis7075.5 years
Martin6574.8 years
Jackson6276.5 years
Wood6076.2 years
Businesses in Glasgow, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul3
Goodwill2UPS5
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1White Castle1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza2

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  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
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