Glendale, Arizona

Glendale: The second most populous city in Arizona. It is located west of Phoenix. Glendale is known for its many sports teams, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Gila River Arena and the OdySea Aquarium.

About

Glendale is a city located in the county of Maricopa in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population at the 2010 census was 226,721. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 255,307 inhabitants.

The city was created 140 years ago in 1883.

Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With a population of over 255,000, it is the fourth largest city in Arizona.

History and Origins

Glendale was founded as an agricultural community in 1892 and incorporated in 1910. Growth accelerated in the 1970s as Phoenix expanded.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded by William J. Murphy in 1892
  • Early economy based around citrus and cotton farming
  • Population boomed after 1970 with suburban expansion
  • Westgate Entertainment District opened in 2006

Economy and Major Industries

Glendale has a strong service-based economy focused on sports, healthcare, education, retail, and hospitality. Major employers include:

  • State Farm Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Gila River Arena (Arizona Coyotes)
  • Arrowhead Towne Center mall
  • Many hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues

Attractions and Things to Do

Top attractions include:

  • State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena sports complexes
  • Westgate Entertainment District dining and shopping
  • Glendale Arena, Cabela's, and other large retail centers
  • Trekell Road great for boutique shops and restaurants
  • Outdoor recreation in Thunderbird Conservation Park

Glendale offers sporting events, shopping, entertainment, and amenities within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Glendale locator map
Location of Glendale on Arizona map.

Quick Facts about Glendale

Population : 255,307 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Maricopa County
Twitter username : MyGlendale
Phone Area Codes : 818
Water as percent of area : 0.43%
Land as percent of area : 99.57%
Altitude : 1,713 feet / 522 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1884 (140 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Phoenix
Local time : 09:27:31 (15th June 2024)
Postal code : 85301
Population growth : 11.2% (2010-2020)
Glendale California From Forest Lawn image
Glendale California From Forest Lawn
Glendale California From Forest Lawn image

Geography

Glendale is located at 33°32'19"N 112°11'10"W (33.5386500, -112.1859900). It has 4 neighbors: Pasadena, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge and Los Angeles.

Glendale map

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Glendale has 4 neighbours.

  • Pasadena The second most populous city in Harris County, Texas. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. Pasadena is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Houston and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
  • Burbank The most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the eastern part of the county. Burbank is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Warner Bros. Studios and the Burbank History Museum.
  • La Cañada Flintridge city in California, United States
  • Los Angeles The second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is located on the coast of Southern California, at the head of the Santa Monica Bay. Los Angeles is a major center for the entertainment industry and is home to many Hollywood studios.

Demographics

The population of Glendale increased by 11.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1910 2,746 - census
2010 226,721 98.79% census
2011 229,304 1.13% estimation process
2012 233,588 1.83% estimation process
2013 236,869 1.39% estimation process
2014 239,964 1.29% estimation process
2015 243,103 1.29% estimation process
2016 245,903 1.14% estimation process
2017 247,784 0.76% estimation process
2018 249,955 0.87% estimation process
2019 252,381 0.96% estimation process
2020 255,307 1.15% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 10,174
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 10,795
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 10,469
April 1, 2010 Population : 10,795
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.7%
People over 65 (%) : 17.8%
Female persons, % : 54.3%
White only, percent : 80.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 11.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 5.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 11.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 70.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 457
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 10.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.0%

Glendale zip code is 85301. County name: Maricopa, County fips: 04013

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $221,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,873
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $885
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,156
2015-2019 Households : 4,371
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.36
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 84.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 65,953
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 359,617
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 315,946
2012 total retail sales per capita : $29,243
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,366
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $34,074
Percentage of people living in poverty : 11.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,097
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 585
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 419
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 99
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 926
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 57
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 947
2010 population per square mile : 2,678.8
2010 land area in square miles : 4.03

People born in Glendale (200)

People born in Glendale, including actor Jake Borelli, writer Steve White, science writer Michael Shermer, .

List

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler (American politician) she was born in 03/11/1978
  • Jimmy Davies (American racing driver) he was born in 18/08/1929
  • Pat Flaherty (racecar driver) he was born in 06/01/1926
  • Kelly Packard (American actress, television personality) she was born in 29/01/1975
  • Paul Walker (American actor (1973-2013)) he was born in 12/09/1973
  • Erika Eleniak (American-Canadian actress of Ukrainian descent) she was born in 29/09/1969
  • Julia Ann (American movie actress and director) she was born in 08/10/1969
  • Allisyn Ashley Arm (American actress) she was born in 25/04/1996
  • Allison Iraheta (singer, musician) she was born in 27/04/1992
  • Diana Taurasi (basketball player) she was born in 11/06/1982
  • Claudia Christian (actress) she was born in 10/08/1965
  • Debra Jo Rupp (American actress) she was born in 24/02/1951
  • Kathy Ireland (American model and businesswoman) she was born in 20/03/1963
  • Nicole Eggert (American actress) she was born in 13/01/1972
  • Sam Phillips (American singer) she was born in 28/01/1962
  • Eric Lloyd (American actor and comedian) he was born in 19/05/1986
  • A Martinez (American actor and singer) he was born in 27/09/1948
  • Edward Furlong (American actor) he was born in 02/08/1977

Schools in Glendale

College & universities near Glendale, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
103963 Platt College-Arizona Automotive Institute Arizona Glendale (AZ) 85301-3579
104708 Glendale Community College Glendale (AZ) 85302
421708 Arizona College-Glendale Glendale (AZ) 85302-3851
459116 Paul Mitchell the School-Phoenix Phoenix (AZ) 85017
106111 Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix Phoenix (AZ) 85051

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Glendale, AZ

Code Name Address Type
PXN Phoenix (Metro Center Transit Station), Arizona 9617 North Metro Parkway West BUS
PHG Phoenix (Greyhound), Arizona 2115 East Buckeye Road BUS
PHA Phoenix (Airport), Arizona 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd. BUS
MRC Maricopa 19427 N. John Wayne Parkway RAIL

Post offices near Glendale

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Glendal Post Office Glendale (AZ) 85301
Maryval Post Office Phoenix (AZ) 85031
Glendal Post Office Glendale (AZ) 85302
Peoria Downtown Post Office Peoria (AZ) 85345
Northw Post Office Phoenix (AZ) 85017

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Other cities in Maricopa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Maricopa County , AZ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Phoenix 1,708,127 The fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mesa 528,159 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Mesa metropolitan area.
Chandler 265,398 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Scottsdale 262,647 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Scottsdale metropolitan area.
Gilbert 257,658 The fifth most populous city in Arizona.
Maryvale 208,189 Urban village in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tempe 200,402 The third most populous city in Arizona.
Peoria 179,872 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Tempe Junction 158,368 A census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Surprise 147,965 The seventh most populous city in Arizona.
Goodyear 90,622 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Avondale 88,914 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Buckeye 85,224 Town in Maricopa County, Arizona
Queen Creek 60,097 Town in Arizona, United States
Sun City 37,499 Census designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
El Mirage 36,481 City in Arizona

Distance to Other Cities

Glendale distances to largest Arizona cities