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Glasgow, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Glasgow, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°13′36″N 92°50′37″W / 39.22667°N 92.84361°W / 39.22667; -92.84361Coordinates: 39°13′36″N 92°50′37″W / 39.22667°N 92.84361°W / 39.22667; -92.84361
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Howard, Chariton
 - Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,263
 - Density 946.1/sq mi (365.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65254
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-27208[1]
GNIS feature ID 0718486[2]

Glasgow is a city in Chariton and Howard counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 1,263 at the 2000 census.

The Howard County portion of Glasgow is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Glasgow is located at 39°13′36″N 92°50′37″W / 39.226555°N 92.843717°W / 39.226555; -92.843717 (39.226555, -92.843717), [3] primarily in Howard County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (6.34%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,263 people, 495 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 946.1 people per square mile (366.7/km2). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 421.0/sq mi (163.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.87% White, 8.47% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 495 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,242, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $24,188 versus $17,130 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,544. About 7.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


The Battle of Glasgow was fought on October 15, 1864, in and near Glasgow as part of Price's Missouri Expedition during the American Civil War. Although the battle resulted in a Confederate victory and the capture of significant war material, it had little long-term benefit as Price was ultimately defeated at Westport a week later, bringing his campaign in Missouri to an end. [4]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Battle Summary: Glasgow, MO,  

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