What you need to know about Glasgow, KY

Glasgow is well known for its annual Glasgow Highland Games, a festival that celebrates Scottish culture. National attractions Mammoth Cave National Park and the Barren River Lake State Resort Park draw residents and visitors alike to abundant outdoor activities. Glasgow is the county seat of Barren County, which ranked on the Best Communities for Young People list by the America's Promise Alliance.

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Population

14,152
Up by 0.17%
Teams particpate in the weekly cornhole league at the Barren County Parks and Recreation center in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Sports and Recreation Options in Glasgow, KY
Find the hottest and coolest spots outdoors in Glasgow-Barren County
Plaza Theatre in Downtown Glasgow, KY
Glasgow, KY Arts and Culture
Residents find plenty of ways to have a good time in Glasgow and Barren County

Nearby Cities

A waitress takes orders from two women by a window in McQueals Bistro
Glasgow Local Flavor: Restaurants and Hot Spots
From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Glasgow-Barren County's food scene is hoppin'
A purple sky highlights the T.J. Samson Pavilion in Glasgow, KY.
Outpatient Center in Glasgow, KY Helps Rejuvenate Shopping Center
T.J. Samson Pavilion provides shot in the arm for plaza

Housing

Homes Owned 49.95%
49.95% Complete
Homes Rented 50.05%
50.05% Complete

Real Estate

In Glasgow, Kentucky


Ready to move to Glasgow? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Glasgow.
Barren River Regional Cancer Center in Glasgow, KY
Glasgow, KY Health-Care Options
Residents have great health-care options for all phases of life

Median Home Price

$91,300
Lower than the state average
Glasgow Middle School in Glasgow, KY
Public & Private Schools in Glasgow, KY
Barren County schools, programs give students what they need to succeed
Kennys Farmhouse Cheese in Glasgow, KY.
Big Business Sectors in Glasgow-Barren County, KY
Economy fueled by agricuture, manufacturing, tourism and more
My favorite thing to do here is take my little girl to the park or drive out to the lake. Where I live we can walk across the street and be at a small playground area.

Ashlee Reed, resident

Schools

In Glasgow, Kentucky


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Glasgow rates.

Median Household Income

$28,155
Lower than the national average

Business

In Glasgow, Kentucky


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Glasgow.
Glasgow Boys and Girls HERO Center Provides Safe Place to Learn and Play
New Boys and Girls facility gives at-risk kids a safe place to realize their potential
A dog wears a Scottish hat while laying in the grass during the Glasgow Highland Games.
Why Glasgow, KY is a Great Place to Live
Glasgow-Barren County gives retirees and relocating families multiple reasons to call the area home

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

Health

In Glasgow, Kentucky


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Glasgow.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 17%
17% Complete
Graduated High School 76%
76% Complete

Glasgow, KY's Rankings

Top 10 Staycation Cities 2012

More About Glasgow, KY

Sports and Recreation Options in Glasgow, KY
Find the hottest and coolest spots outdoors in Glasgow-Barren County
Glasgow, KY Arts and Culture
Residents find plenty of ways to have a good time in Glasgow and Barren County
Glasgow Local Flavor: Restaurants and Hot Spots
From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Glasgow-Barren County's food scene is hoppin'
Outpatient Center in Glasgow, KY Helps Rejuvenate Shopping Center
T.J. Samson Pavilion provides shot in the arm for plaza
Glasgow, KY Health-Care Options
Residents have great health-care options for all phases of life
Public & Private Schools in Glasgow, KY
Barren County schools, programs give students what they need to succeed
Big Business Sectors in Glasgow-Barren County, KY
Economy fueled by agricuture, manufacturing, tourism and more
Glasgow Boys and Girls HERO Center Provides Safe Place to Learn and Play
New Boys and Girls facility gives at-risk kids a safe place to realize their potential
Why Glasgow, KY is a Great Place to Live
Glasgow-Barren County gives retirees and relocating families multiple reasons to call the area home
Glasgow, KY Arts and Culture
Glasgow, KY is a regional hub for the arts and culture, thanks to the community’s abundance of attractions featuring music, theater, art and history.
Festivals and Events in Glasgow, KY
Annual events and festivals such as the Glasgow Highland Games draw thousands of spectators to Glasgow, KY each year.
Find Colleges in Glasgow, KY
Residents in Glasgow have easy access to higher education options such as satellite campuses for Western Kentucky University and Bowling Green Technical College.