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Glendale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Glendale is the 7th largest city in Arizona with a population of 247,804 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Glendale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 247,804
Population in Households 243,873
Population in Familes 202,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,931
Population Density2 4,218
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $52,837
Average Household Income $70,009
Per Capita Income $24,474


Total Housing Units 94,679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,230 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,730 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,719 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $197,796
Average Home Value $223,907


Total Households 84,960
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 58,699
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.21%
Households 0.9% 1.16%
Families 0.89% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2018 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 82 82nd
Per Capita Income # 156 66th

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