Glendale, CA
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Glendale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 201,020 people and 42 constituent neighborhoods, Glendale is the 22nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Glendale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Glendale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glendale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in office and administrative support (14.15%), sales jobs (12.42%), and management occupations (10.58%).

Of important note, Glendale is also a city of artists. Glendale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glendale’s character.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Glendale is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Glendale area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Glendale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.93% of adults in Glendale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glendale in 2010 was $29,264, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,056 for a family of four. However, Glendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glendale is a very 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 Asian. Glendale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include German, Irish, English, and Iranian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendale's cultural character, accounting for 54.91% of the city’s population.

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