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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Glasgow is a town in Kentucky with a population of 14,318. Glasgow is in Barren County. Living in Glasgow offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Glasgow and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Glasgow are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Glasgow Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    605.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,682.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    285.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Glasgow

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,731
National
$55,322
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Glasgow Reviews

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Glasgow is a small town where everyone pretty much knows everyone. I love that when you go anywhere in Glasgow, you most likely will see someone tat you know. There is not much I would change about the town, however I do think bringing in more grocery store would be god for the town. This is because they only options are Wal-mart, Food Lion, and a handful of IGA's. With this little of an options the only real place you can go and get all the groceries you need at once is Wal-mart.
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Few retail stores with name brand clothing. Not equipped to help people suffering from addiction. Nice small town atmosphere. Very cozy. Poorly constructed lay out. Sporadic shopping areas, bowling alley-fun center in an old factory. Outdated movie theater. The layout for businesses seems unconnected and hard to find places.
My family loves it here. There's family friendly things to do. The city Schools are really awesome. They provide things I have never seen a school offer. There's plenty of jobs here. And the university of Kentucky has a campus here. There's more stores than I can remember to count. I do wish it was a little safer though, there's a lot of drugs and shootings. And the electric plant board which is the electric company for the city is cruel and crooked. But every town has it's good and bad so for the most part it is good.