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

Quick Facts

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

Things To Do in Glasgow , KY

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    Recreation in Glasgow, KY

    Glasgow, KY is full of outdoor adventures, from caves to parks and trails.

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    Glasgow’s dining scene is a melting pot of cuisines, from casual Tex-Mex and steak houses to Asian fare, pizza and fast food.

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    Quirky Cultural Attractions in Glasgow, KY

    Glasgow's cultural attractions include the Glasgow Highland Games festival, an annual car show and yard sale, Dinosaur World, the Plaza Theatre, the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center and more.

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    Golf Courses in Glasgow, KY

    Glasgow, KY has several beautiful golf courses – both public and private.

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Glasgow, KY Demographics

Median Population in Glasgow , KY

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

Race in Glasgow , KY

  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 in Glasgow , KY

  Male 46%
  Female 54%

Language in Glasgow , KY

  English Only 94.8%
  English Other 5.2%

Economics in Glasgow , KY

  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

in Glasgow , KY

Commute Types in Glasgow , KY

  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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