Glasgow, KY

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Population

14,318

0.139% decline

Poverty Rate

29%


Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$30,731

8.35% growth

Number of Employees

5,195

1.96% decline

Median Property Value

$110,600

12.1% growth

About

In 2017, Glasgow, KY had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $30,731. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Glasgow, KY declined from 14,338 to 14,318, a -0.139% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,362 to $30,731, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Glasgow, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.54%), White (Hispanic) (3.93%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.88%). N/A% of the people in Glasgow, KY speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glasgow, KY are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (13 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Glasgow, KY is $110,600, and the homeownership rate is 47.1%. Most people in Glasgow, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Glasgow, KY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Glasgow, KY employs 5.2k people. The largest industries in Glasgow, KY are Manufacturing (1,373 people), Retail Trade (796 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (753 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($44,688), Finance & Insurance ($44,348), and Information ($43,258).

Median household income in Glasgow, KY is $30,731. Males in Glasgow, KY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Glasgow, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,731

2017 value

± $2,828

8.35%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Glasgow, KY have a median annual income of $30,731, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,362 in 2016, which represents a 8.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Glasgow, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9507

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glasgow, KY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $51,299, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $36,206 and $29,923.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glasgow, KY (3.94k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,348 ± 473

  2. Black

    415 ± 173

  3. Hispanic

    197 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glasgow, KY is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.2k

2017 Value

± 532

-1.96%

1 Year decline

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glasgow, KY declined at a rate of -1.96%, from 5.3k employees to 5.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glasgow, KY, are Production Occupations (907 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (771 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (695 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glasgow, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Glasgow, KY, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (907 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (771 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glasgow, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.01 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.99 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Glasgow, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($146,319), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,368), and Management Occupations ($59,844).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.2k

2017 Value

± 532

-1.96%

1 Year decline

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glasgow, KY declined at a rate of -1.96%, from 5.3k employees to 5.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glasgow, KY, are Manufacturing (1,373 people), Retail Trade (796 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (753 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Glasgow, KY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,373 people), Retail Trade (796 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (753 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glasgow, KY has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.95 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Glasgow, KY, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($44,688), Finance & Insurance ($44,348), and Information ($43,258).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.5% of the population of Glasgow, KY has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 34.9% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Glasgow, KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Glasgow, KY see 1178 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2933 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 758 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,178 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Barren County, KY see an average of 1,178 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (1,199 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.48%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

34.9%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glasgow, KY declined by 5.37% from 10% to 9.48%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Glasgow, KY is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.18% of Glasgow, KY residents were born outside of the country (455 people).

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Glasgow, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 563 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 36.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Glasgow, KY was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Glasgow, KY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Glasgow, KY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

455 people

2.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

415 people

As of 2017, 3.18% of Glasgow, KY residents (455 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glasgow, KY was 2.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Glasgow, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Glasgow, KY was 97.9%, 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)

    11.9k ± 298

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.08k ± 209

  3. White (Hispanic)

    563 ± 228

In 2017, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Glasgow, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 563 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    315 ± 131

  2. World War II

    87 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    82 ± 67

Glasgow, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Glasgow, KY awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Glasgow, KY is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 49 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glasgow, KY are White (11 and 84.6%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 15.4%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Glasgow, KY by number of degrees awarded are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Glasgow, KY are General Cosmetology (10 and 76.9%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (2 and 15.4%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (1 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Glasgow, KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 10 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Glasgow, KY was General Cosmetology with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Glasgow, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

13 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Glasgow, KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow with 13 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

12

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Glasgow, KY, which is 0.0833 times less than the 12 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Glasgow, KY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Glasgow, KY were to White students. These 11 degrees mean that there were 5.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Glasgow, KY was $110,600 in 2017, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,700 to $110,600, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Glasgow, KY is 47.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Glasgow, KY have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Glasgow, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,600

2017 Median

± $8,121

$98,700

2016 Median

± $10,024

In 2017, the median property value in Glasgow, KY grew to to $110,600 from the previous year's value of $98,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Glasgow, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Glasgow, KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$30,731

Median Household Income

± $2,828

6k

Number of Households

± 556

In 2017, the median household income of the 6k households in Glasgow, KY grew to $30,731 from the previous year's value of $28,362.

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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Glasgow, KY 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 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.1%

2017 Homeownership

48.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.1% of the housing units in Glasgow, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Glasgow, KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glasgow, KY have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.482% of the workforce in Glasgow, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Glasgow, KY was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.81%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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