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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Glendale use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Glendale‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

In addition, Glendale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.30%).

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