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 85.74% 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 (20.41%), sales jobs (16.35%), and office and administrative support (11.58%).

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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Glendale, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Glendale provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

For a small city, Glendale has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Glendale exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The education level of Glendale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Glendale, 46.19% 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 $25,100, 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 $100,400 for a family of four.

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 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 26.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendale include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendale's cultural character, accounting for 29.60% of the city’s population.

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