Glasgow is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 14,470 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Glasgow is the 31st largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Glasgow is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.53% of the Glasgow workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Glasgow is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glasgow who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), sales jobs (8.98%), and food service (7.44%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Glasgow spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Glasgow citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.55% of adults 25 and older in Glasgow have a college degree.
The per capita income in Glasgow in 2010 was $19,357, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,428 for a family of four. However, Glasgow contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Glasgow is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glasgow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glasgow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glasgow include Irish, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Glasgow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.