Glendale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 196,543 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Glendale is the 24th 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 85.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glendale is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), management occupations (11.36%), and sales jobs (9.69%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Glendale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.66% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Glendale is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Glendale a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Glendale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Glendale, 41.60% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Glendale in 2018 was $39,087, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,348 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 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 18.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include Armenian, German, Irish, Iranian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendale's cultural character, accounting for 52.40% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Glendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Armenian.