Glasgow, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
54,824
0.499% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
21.6%
6.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,855
8.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,300
16.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Glasgow, KY had a population of 54.8k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $47,855. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Glasgow, KY grew from 54,552 to 54,824, a 0.499% increase and its median household income grew from $44,017 to $47,855, a 8.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Glasgow, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.67%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.839%).

None of the households in Glasgow, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Glasgow, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glasgow, KY are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (23 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Glasgow, KY was $144,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%.

Most people in Glasgow, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Glasgow, KY was 2 cars per household.

Glasgow, KY borders Bowling Green, KY.

Population & Diversity

Glasgow, KY is home to a population of 54.8k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.31% of Glasgow, KY residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

In 2022, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.5k people) in Glasgow, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Glasgow, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Glasgow, KY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Glasgow, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.5k ± 181
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 272
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 272
3.31%
Hispanic Population
1.81k people

In 2022, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.5k people) in Glasgow, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.31% of the people in Glasgow, KY are hispanic (1.81k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Glasgow, KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.27k people
1.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people

As of 2022, 2.31% of Glasgow, KY residents (1.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glasgow, KY was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    952 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    453 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    262 ± 96

Glasgow, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Glasgow, KY employs 23k people. The largest industries in Glasgow, KY are Manufacturing (4,973 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,237 people), and Retail Trade (2,479 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,339), Utilities ($53,889), and Wholesale Trade ($51,620).

Occupations

23k
2022 Value
± 1,163
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glasgow, KY grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 22.5k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glasgow, KY, are Production Occupations (3,012 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,483 people), and Management Occupations (1,800 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glasgow, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23k
2022 Value
± 1,163
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glasgow, KY grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 22.5k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glasgow, KY, are Manufacturing (4,973 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,237 people), and Retail Trade (2,479 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glasgow, KY, though some of these residents may live in Glasgow, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,052
Median earning men ± $3,167
$32,138
Median earning women ± $1,909

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,745), and Public Administration ($56,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,708), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,500), and Manufacturing ($37,848).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 404
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 284
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 249
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Glasgow, KY awarded 23 degrees. The student population of Glasgow, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 43 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glasgow, KY are White (18 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 8.7%), Two or More Races (2 and 8.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4.35%).

The largest universities in Glasgow, KY by number of degrees awarded are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (23 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Glasgow, KY are General Cosmetology (15 and 65.2%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (6 and 26.1%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (2 and 8.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Glasgow, KY was $144,300 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,700 to $144,300, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Glasgow, KY is 68.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Glasgow, KY have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Glasgow, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Glasgow, KY is $47,855. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Glasgow, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

Property

$144,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,244
$14,892
Median Property Taxes
±$851

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Glasgow, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Glasgow, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.5% of the housing units in Glasgow, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Glasgow, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glasgow, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

The following map shows all of the counties in Glasgow, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,855
Median Household Income
± $2,245
21.8k
Number of Households
± 1,062

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.8k households in Glasgow, KY grew to $47,855 from the previous year's value of $44,017.

The following chart displays the households in Glasgow, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Glasgow, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.25%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Glasgow, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (6.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glasgow, KY have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Glasgow, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Glasgow, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Glasgow, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glasgow, KY (11.6k out of 53.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glasgow, KY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.5% of the population of Glasgow, KY has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.53%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
26.9%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glasgow, KY grew by 6.14% from 8.04% to 8.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Glasgow, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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