Glasgow, West Virginia

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Glasgow, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Glasgow Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Glasgow People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 13% Glasgow Low Rate of Poverty
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Glasgow Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Glasgow Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Glasgow Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Glasgow, West Virginia

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 4
Female Share of the Population 6 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 4 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 6 9
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 8
Low Property Crime 9 6

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Glasgow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Kanawha
Metro Area Charleston
P.O. Box Zip Codes 25086
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.215
Longitude -81.424

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 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches
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Glasgow Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 783 100%
Male 373 47.6%
Female 410 52.4%
Under 18 157 20.1%
18+ 626 79.9%
65+ 142 18.1%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.85
White 775 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Glasgow Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 743
Growth -40
Growth % -5.1%

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 32.4%
English 18.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
German 10.7%
Irish 9.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Italian 2.5%
Hungarian 2.3%
Norwegian 2.1%
British 1.7%
Scottish 1.3%
Welsh 1.3%
Northern European 1%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glasgow 783 $40,500
Belle 1,259 $43,203
Cedar Grove 862 $27,604
East Bank 933 $39,545
Handley 362 $26,250
Montgomery 1,942 $32,000
Pratt 551 $42,115
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