Glasgow, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glasgow, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Glasgow had a population of 1,211 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,211
Daytime Population: Workers 1,876
Daytime Population: Residents 679
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.11
Population in Households 1,211
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 821
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $39,340
Average Household Income $48,496
Per Capita Income $20,262


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $107,102
Average Home Value $128,683


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 321
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 0.92% 0.75%
Households 0.85% 0.74%
Families 0.75% 0.62%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 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 # 341 43rd
Population Density # 279 53rd
Diversity Index # 382 35th
Median Household Income # 452 24th
Per Capita Income # 500 16th

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