Glasgow, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glasgow, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Glasgow had a population of 1,198 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Glasgow is located at latitude 37.6318 and longitude -79.4583 in Rockbridge County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Glasgow (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rockbridge County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The Town of Glasgow (GNIS ID: 2390206) 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.

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, 2016.

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Glasgow, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,198
Population in Households 1,198
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 503
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $124,438


Median Household Income $37,985
Average Household Income $45,634
Per Capita Income $19,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.59%
Households 0.89% 0.59%
Families 0.82% 0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glasgow, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glasgow to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 342 42nd
Population Density1 # 283 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 377 37th
Median Household Income # 457 23rd
Per Capita Income # 510 14th

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