Glendale, AZ
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Glendale is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 245,895 people and 55 constituent neighborhoods, Glendale is the fifth largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glendale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glendale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in office and administrative support (15.59%), sales jobs (11.75%), and management occupations (8.44%).

Also of interest is that Glendale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Glendale overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glendale, 21.25% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glendale in 2010 was $22,452, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,808 for a family of four. However, Glendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glendale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glendale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glendale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Glendale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Glendale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.30%.

The most common language spoken in Glendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.