Census Data for Glasgow ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Glasgow a population of 833 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Glasgow a population of 905 people.
The town of Glasgow is located in Kanawha County. The 2010 Census gave Kanawha County; a population of 193,063 people. This means that Glasgow had 0.47% of the county's total population, making it Kanawha's 12th most populous community.
At the same time, West Virginia had a population of 1,852,994 people, meaning that Glasgow had 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia - making it the state's 119th most populous community.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Glasgow has a total area of 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0 square miles [0 km²]).
Kanawha County has a land area of 901 square miles [2,335.1 km²]. At 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²], Glasgow has 0.05% of the county's total land area.
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- When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Glasgow, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
- Things like population, area and housing for Glasgow reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Glasgow might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
- Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
- Lat: 38° 12' 41" (or 38.21°)
- Lon: -81° 25' 17" (or -81.42°)
- More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Glasgow had 352 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 905 people, this averages 2.57 people per Housing Unit.
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- The 2010 Census shows Glasgow had a land area of 0.47 square miles [1.2 km²]. This translates to 748 Housing Units per square mile [289.2 housing units/km²].
- From the Census of 2000: Glasgow had 351 Housing Units, a population of 783 people and a land area of 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.23 people per Housing Unit and 795 Housing Units per square mile [307.2 housing units/km²].
- Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Glasgow and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Kanawha County ...
The community of Glasgow is located in Kanawha County<4>.
The county had a population of 193,063 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 905 people, Glasgow represented 0.47% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of Glasgow has a population density of 1,925 people per square mile [743 people/km²], Kanawha County averages 214.1 people per square mile [82.7 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Kanawha County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Glasgow, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Glasgow. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
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- Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Glasgow or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
- If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Glasgow, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Glasgow.
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- For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
- Lat: 38.211664° (or 38°12'41" N)
- Lon: -81.421411° (or -81°25'17" W)
- For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
- Lat: 38.212655° (or 38°12'45" N)
- Lon: -81.424116° (or -81°25'26" W)
- The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 854 feet to the southeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2390207) to Glasgow. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Glasgow. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
- Lat: 38.210881° (or 38°12'39" N)
- Lon: -81.421770° (or -81°25'18" W)
- The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 303.4 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Glasgow. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Glasgow.
Miscellaneous Information for Glasgow ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Kanawha County or the town of Glasgow:
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- The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Glasgow:
- GNIS ID for Glasgow: 2390207
- GNIS ID for Kanawha County: 1550026
- GNIS ID for State of West Virginia: 1779805
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- Glasgow is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Glasgow.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Communities in West Virginia
About Kanawha County
About West Virginia
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glasgow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.|
|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
|<4>||If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Kanawha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 245 degrees and a distance of 854 feet.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 340 degrees and a distance of 303.4 feet.|