Glasgow, Virginia

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Glasgow, Virginia

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Glasgow strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 8% Glasgow Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Glasgow, Virginia

Comparing Glasgow to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 4
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 6
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
Median Family Income 4 4
People Above Poverty 4 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Housing Recently Built 5 4

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Glasgow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Rockbridge
Standard Zip Codes 24555
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.633
Longitude -79.45

Glasgow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Glasgow Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,046 100%
Male 503 48.1%
Female 543 51.9%
Under 18 250 23.9%
18+ 796 76.1%
65+ 190 18.2%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.87
White 842 80.5%
African-American 169 16.2%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 26 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Glasgow Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,019
Growth -27
Growth % -2.6%

Glasgow Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.5%
German 10.8%
Irish 6.9%
English 6.4%
Scotch-Irish 5.4%
Polish 1.7%
Dutch 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Moroccan 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glasgow 1,046 $37,292
Bedford 6,299 $35,023
Buchanan 1,233 $37,443
Buena Vista 6,349 $39,449
Clifton Forge 4,289 $31,509
Iron Gate 404 $34,464
Lexington 6,867 $58,529
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