Glasgow, Kentucky

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Glasgow is a city in and the county seat of Barren County, Kentucky, United States. [1] The population was 14,200 at the 2000 census. The city is well-known for its annual Scottish Highland Games. In 2007, Barren County was named the number one rural place to live by Progressive Farmer magazine.[2] Glasgow is the principal city of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Barren and Metcalfe counties.



Glasgow is located at 37°0′1″N 85°55′13″W / 37.00028°N 85.92028°W / 37.00028; -85.92028 (37.000375, -85.920229).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.8 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.07% is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,200 people, 5,606 households, and 3,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 882.9 inhabitants per square mile (340.9 /km2). There were 6,153 housing units, at an average density of 417.3 /sq mi (161.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.92% White, 8.25% Black, 0.13% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.43% of the population.

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