Glasgow, KY: What you need to know

Glasgow is well known for its annual Glasgow Highland Games, a festival that celebrates Scottish culture. National attractions Mammoth Cave National Park and the Barren River Lake State Resort Park draw residents and visitors alike to abundant outdoor activities. Glasgow is the county seat of Barren County, which ranked on the Best Communities for Young People list by the America's Promise Alliance.

Glasgow, KY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 14,224
Median Age 43
Median Household Income $27,555
Median Home Price $96,200

Glasgow, KY Rankings

Glasgow , KY Real Estate

Glasgow-Barren County gives retirees and relocating families multiple reasons to call the area home

One of Glasgow’s oldest homes has been taken down to its brick walls and rebuilt with historical accuracy

Finding the right house in Glasgow, KY is easy.

Glasgow , KY Health and Health Care

T.J. Samson Pavilion provides shot in the arm for plaza

Residents have great health-care options for all phases of life

Glasgow , KY Business and Economy

T.J. Samson Pavilion provides shot in the arm for plaza

Economy fueled by agricuture, manufacturing, tourism and more

Glasgow, KY has felt the impact of a dampened national economy, but economic development initiatives are bringing growth and healthy diversification to the area.

A list of the top employers in Glasgow, KY consisting of food industries, hospitals, and manufacturing.

Glasgow , KY Schools

Barren County schools, programs give students what they need to succeed

New Boys and Girls facility gives at-risk kids a safe place to realize their potential

Residents in Glasgow have easy access to higher education options such as satellite campuses for Western Kentucky University and Bowling Green Technical College.

Glasgow, KY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 46%
  Female 54%

in Glasgow , KY

Median Population

Median Age 42.9%
Age 18 Over 78.4%
Age 21 Over 75.6%
Age 62 Over 24.3%
Age 65 Over 21.1%


  Ethnicity White 87.9%
  Ethnicity Black 8.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 0.7%


  Median Household Income $27,555
  Median Home Price $96,200
  Homes Owned 50.4%
  Homes Rent 49.6%
  Median Property Rent $589

My favorite thing to do here is take my little girl to the park or drive out to the lake. Where I live we can walk across the street and be at a small playground area.

Ashlee Reed, resident


  English Only 94.8%
  English Other 5.2%

in Glasgow , KY

Commute Types

  Walked 2.7%
  Worked at Home 4.9%
  Public Transportation 0.8%
  Other Means 1.5%
  Drove Alone 82.6%
  Carpooled 7.5%