Glasgow, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glasgow, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Glasgow had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2017. Glasgow ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glasgow is located at latitude 38.2127 and longitude -81.4192 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Glasgow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Town of Glasgow (GNIS ID: 2390207) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Glasgow is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glasgow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Glasgow, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 868
Daytime Population: Workers 184
Daytime Population: Residents 604
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 846
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,864
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $39,874
Average Household Income $53,256
Per Capita Income $21,997


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 228 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $83,908
Average Home Value $93,202


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.57% -0.77%
Households -0.51% -0.71%
Families -1.28% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Glasgow, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glasgow to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 171 58th
Population Density # 57 86th
Diversity Index # 364 11th
Median Household Income # 180 56th
Per Capita Income # 183 55th

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