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Overview

Introduction to Glasgow, Kentucky

Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren county, is 75 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee. The city has a population of 13,019.

Glasgow History

The city of Glasgow is in Barren County, which was founded in 1799. The popular belief is that Glasgow was named after Glasgow, Virginia. In reality, it was named by John Matthews, a man who lived in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow and nearby Attractions

  • Woodland Park
  • Kentucky Museum
  • Glenview Church
  • Mammoth Cave National Park

Things To Do In Glasgow

The Mammoth Cave National Park and the Barren River Lake State Resort Park are popular sites for the tourists. Glenview Church is also worth visiting. Kentucky Museum also is another notable place to visit. Woodland Park is famous among the residents for its recreational facilities. The city is famous for its annual Scottish Highland Games. It also hosts the Barren County Fair every year.

Glasgow Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Nashville International Airport.

Glasgow Higher Education

Colleges and universities near to the city include Western Kentucky University, Elizabethtown Community College, Volunteer State Community College, and Tennessee Technological University.

People

Total Population 14,224
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,227
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,739
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,331

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,396
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $589
Median House Value $96,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glasgow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 75 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Barren
Standard Zip Codes 42141, 42156
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42142
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.995
Longitude -85.911

Glasgow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLASGOW
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station SUMMER SHADE
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station BARREN RIVER LAKE
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Glasgow, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dry Fork (42141)

Haywood (42141)

Lamb (42141)

Lucas (42156)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cave City 2,210 $40,268
Edmonton 1,656 $37,857
Hiseville 167 $0
Horse Cave 2,238 $32,107
Park City 475 $50,625
Smiths Grove 811 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glasgow Public Libraries

Library
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Public Library
107 WEST COLLEGE STREET
Glasgow, Kentucky
(270) 651-2824

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Glasgow Hospitals

T J SAMSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1301 N RACE ST
(270) 651-4444
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glasgow High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BARREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
507 TROJAN TRAIL
270-651-6315
Serves 1,177 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL
1601 COLUMBIA AVE
270-651-8801
Serves 529 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

BARREN COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CTR
1309 ROSEVILLE RD
270-678-5554
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

BARREN RIVER AREA ALT SCHOOL
301 BUNCHE AVE
270-651-3988
A Non-traditional School

Glasgow Colleges

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