Glendale, AZ
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Living in Glendale


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, Glendale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glendale are a mix 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Glendale is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Glendale, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Glendale citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.25% of adults in Glendale 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendale's cultural character, accounting for 17.30% of the city’s population.

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