Glendale, CO
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Glendale is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,198 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glendale is the 89th largest community in Colorado.

Glendale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glendale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendale who work in food service (19.85%), sales jobs (15.39%), and office and administrative support (11.11%).

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.

In addition, Glendale is a college town. There are a lot of students in Glendale attending college, and as a result Glendale provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Glendale has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The education level of Glendale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Glendale, 43.18% 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 2010 was $27,068, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,272 for a family of four.

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 23.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendale's cultural character, accounting for 23.15% of the city’s population.

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