Glendale, CA
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Living in Glendale


Glendale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 200,831 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 85.45% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (11.74%), and management occupations (10.35%).

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.

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 is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.99% of adults in Glendale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glendale in 2010 was $31,541, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,164 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 18.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include German, English, Irish, and Iranian.

Glendale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 54.40%.

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