Glendale, AZ

Glendale profile

Living in Glendale

Glendale is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 252,381 people and 55 constituent neighborhoods, Glendale is the fifth largest community in Arizona.

Glendale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.48%), sales jobs (9.99%), and management occupations (7.93%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Glendale, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Glendale is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Glendale a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Glendale is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

The education level of Glendale citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.52% of adults in Glendale have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glendale in 2018 was $25,561, 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 $102,244 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 38.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Glendale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.37%.

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