Glasgow, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Glasgow had a population of 1,086 as of July 1, 2018. Glasgow ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glasgow is located at latitude 39.2281 and longitude -92.8399 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glasgow (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Glasgow are located in Howard County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Chariton County.

The City of Glasgow (GNIS ID: 2394909) 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 City of Glasgow is located within Township of Chariton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard 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, 2018.

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Glasgow, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,086
Population in Households 1,069
Population in Familes 842
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 838
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $38,978
Average Household Income $56,966
Per Capita Income $24,315


Total Housing Units 546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $86,861
Average Home Value $129,531


Total Households 451
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.19% -0.39%
Households -0.19% -0.4%
Families -0.09% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Glasgow, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glasgow to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 355 66th
Population Density # 487 53rd
Diversity Index # 252 76th
Median Household Income # 716 31st
Per Capita Income # 449 57th

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