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Glendale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Glendale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.5331 and longitude -112.1899. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Glendale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Glendale, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Glendale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Glendale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 235,143
Population in Households 231,856
Population in Familes 190,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,287
Population Density1 3,921
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 81,858
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 56,150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,042 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,816 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,815 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $161,338
Average Home Value $192,076


Median Household Income $49,654
Average Household Income $63,950
Per Capita Income $22,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% 1.15%
Households 0.81% 1.17%
Families 0.61% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2014 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 11 98th
Diversity Index2 # 34 93rd
Median Household Income # 70 85th
Per Capita Income # 127 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.