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Glendale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Glendale is the 6th largest city in Arizona with a population of 247,440 as of July 1, 2017. Glendale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glendale is located at latitude 33.5331 and longitude -112.1899 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Glendale (GNIS ID: 2410596) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Glendale is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glendale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Glendale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 247,440
Daytime Population: Workers 105,519
Daytime Population: Residents 136,568
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 242,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 243,678
Population in Familes 199,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,762
Population Density2 4,212
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $50,544
Average Household Income $66,573
Per Capita Income $23,343


Total Housing Units 95,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,449 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,617 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,577 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $187,231
Average Home Value $217,828


Total Households 85,067
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 58,591
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.26% 1.46%
Households 1.04% 1.41%
Families 0.99% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Glendale, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glendale to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density # 10 98th
Diversity Index # 28 94th
Median Household Income # 87 81st
Per Capita Income # 146 68th

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