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Overview

Introduction to Glasgow, Kentucky

Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren county, is 75 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,338
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens21.1%
Employed Population 16+5,203
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married39.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,857

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,188
% Above Poverty Level73.1%
% Below Poverty Level26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$601
Median House Value$98,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
English11.8%
Irish9.9%
German7.7%
French Except Basque2.1%
Italian2.1%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.2%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Swedish0.5%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Glasgow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barren County
Standard Zip Codes42141
P.O. Box Zip Codes42142
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.99
Approximate Longitude-85.92

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)

StationGLASGOW
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationSUMMER SHADE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationBARREN RIVER LAKE
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cave City2,135$40,909
Edmonton1,653$40,750
Hiseville118$0
Horse Cave2,235$35,929
Park City546$53,542
Smiths Grove709$57,857

Glasgow Public Libraries

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Public Library
1530 SOUTH GREEN STREET
Glasgow, Kentucky
(270) 651-2824

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Glasgow Hospitals

T J Samson Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1301 North Race Street
(270) 651-4159

Glasgow Public Schools

Barren County Area Technology Center
491 Trojan Tr
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-2196
Barren County High School
507 Trojan Trail
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-6315
High
Total Enrollment 1270
Barren County Middle School
555 Trojan Trail
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-4909
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Bavel
202 W Washington St
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-3787
Other
Total Enrollment 235
Bowling Green Technical - Glasgow
129 State Avenue
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-5673
Eastern Elementary School
4601 New Salem Rd
ZIP: 42141
(270) 678-2722
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Genesis Home
105 Scottie Dr
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-2256
Glasgow High School
1601 Columbia Ave
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-8801
High
Total Enrollment 573
Glasgow Middle School
105 Scottie Dr
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-2256
Middle
Total Enrollment 493
Happy Valley Learning Center
629 W Cherry St
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-3804
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Highland Elementary School
164 Scottie Way
ZIP: 42141
(270) 659-0432
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Hiseville Elementary School
Cardinal Blvd
ZIP: 42141
(270) 453-2611
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
North Jackson Elementary
2002 North Jackson Highway
ZIP: 42141
(270) 629-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Red Cross Elementary School
215 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 42141
(270) 659-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
South Green Elementary School
300 James T Rogers Dr
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-3806
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Success Academy
629 W. Cherry
ZIP: 42141
(270) 651-3223
High
Total Enrollment 16
Temple Hill Elementary School
8788 Tompkinsville Rd
ZIP: 42141
(270) 427-2611
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
College Street Campus
304 E College Street
ZIP: 42142
(270) 629-6554
High
Total Enrollment 72

Glasgow Private Schools

Glasgow Christian Academy
600 Old Cavalry Dr
ZIP: 42141
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 145
Montessori Academy Of Glasgow
100 Montessori Way
ZIP: 42141
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
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