Barren County

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

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

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Glasgow, KY Demographics

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%

Population By Gender

  Male 46%
  Female 54%


  English Only 94.8%
  English Other 5.2%


  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

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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%

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