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Glasgow is a city in Barren County.

Glasgow is in the Pennyroyal region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in Scotland.

The latitude of Glasgow is 36.995N. The longitude is -85.911W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,614.


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Median household income
Local
$28,083
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Glasgow demographic reports
Settled by Revolutionary War veterans
Well-known residents have included:
· Diane Sawyer, TV journalist
Local festivals include:
  • HIghland Games - May 31-June 3, 2007
  • Barren County Fair - July 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Glasgow web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Barren River Lake, Mammot Cave National Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Barrens
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Glasgow demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42127 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Glasgow residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glasgow ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glasgow was $18,697, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Glasgow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Glasgow festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Glasgow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.


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Libraries in Glasgow include Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Glasgow include Glasgow Daily Times

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Politics

Barren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glasgow political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Glasgow workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Glasgow between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Glasgow include Comfort Inn Glasgow, Days Inn.

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