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Geography & Population


2017 Census Data

In 2017, Glasgow, VA had a population of 1.3k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $47,031. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Glasgow, VA grew from 1,221 to 1,298, a 6.31% increase and its median household income declined from $47,593 to $47,031, a -1.18% decrease.

The ethnic composition of the population of Glasgow, VA is composed of 881 White residents (67.9%), 223 Black or African American residents (17.2%), 160 Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 22 Other Races residents (1.69%), 10 Asian  residents (0.77%), 2 American Indian residents (0.154%). As of 2017, 5.78% of Glasgow, VA residents were born outside of the country (75 people).

The median property value in Glasgow, VA was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $98,600, a 3.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Glasgow, VA is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Glasgow, VA have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by automobile. Car ownership in Glasgow, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


The economy of Glasgow, VA employs 507 people. The largest industries in Glasgow, VA are Manufacturing (147 people), Retail Trade (66 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (63 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($46,250), Manufacturing ($35,547), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,250).

Median household income in Glasgow, VA is $47,031. Males in Glasgow, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Glasgow, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.


86.4% of the population of Glasgow, VA has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Glasgow, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Glasgow, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)