Glendale, Arizona Population 2020
Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County in Arizona. Glendale is located about nine miles northwest from Phoenix.
According to U.S. Census estimates, the population of Glendale is 250,702, making it the sixth-largest city in Arizona. Glendale spans over 155.08 square miles, resulting in a population density of 4114.57 people per square mile. This is 6916% higher than the Arizona average and 4352% higher than the national average. For every 100 females, there are 99.6 males.
Glendale Diversity and Language
According to the 2010 United States Census information, the racial makeup of Glendale was 75.54% white, 6% black, 1.7% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 16.95% from other races, and 40% from two or more races. Approximately 35.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The most-spoken languages in Glendale are English and Spanish. 67.22% of Glendale residents speak only English and 32.78% of residents speak other languages. The most common non-English language in Glendale is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.57% of the population.
In the late 1800s, William John Murphy built a 40-mile-long canal from Granite Reef to New River for the Arizona Canal Company to bring water to the desert land that is now known as Glendale, Arizona. In 1887, Murphy formed the Arizona Improvement Company to sell the land and water rights south of the canal, the land he referred to as “Glendale.” An 18-mile-long road was built from Phoenix to Peoria to help improve access to Glendale and make it more attractive to settlers.
With the help of a man named Burgess Hadsell, Murphy brought 70 Brethren and River Brethren families to Glendale to form a temperance colony in 1891. The town’s ban on alcoholic beverages continued to attract settlers. The construction of a railroad allowed the town to continue to grow and transport goods and building materials.
The Beet Sugar Factory, built in 1906, played an important role in the growth of Glendale by increasing the number of immigrant and migrant settlers in the city, even though it only lasted until 1913.
On June 18, 1910, Glendale was incorporated and A.W. Bennet becomes the first mayor.
During the 1920s, The Glendale Herald was established and the Chamber of Commerce was founded. In 1930, Glendale became one of the nation’s top produce shippers and the Town of Glendale became the City of Glendale. In 1948, Glendale became the only city in the state of Arizona to have all of its streets paved.
Between 1950 and 2000, Glendale made significant developments, such as opening Glendale Community College and Arizona State University West and building the new Glendale Municipal Airport. In 1981, Sperry (now Honeywell) built Glendale’s first aerospace facility. The Catlin Court Historic Shops District and Arrowhead Towne Center mall both opened in the early 1990s.
In 2006, Glendale’s multi-purpose football stadium, State Farm Stadium, was built. The Superbowl was hosted at State Farm Stadium in 2008 and 2015.
Glendale Population Growth
In1910, Glendale had a population of 1,000 people. One hundred years later, Glendale had a population of 226,721. Glendale has had a consistently increasing population since its settlement and has had no periods of a decreasing population.
Glendale’s largest decade of growth was from 1970 to 1980, when the population increased by 168.2% from 36,228 to 97,172. The decade with the smallest amount of growth was 2000 to 2010 when the population increased by 3.6%. From 2010 to 2018, the population is estimated to have grown by 10.6% or about 1.325% per year.
Glendale, Arizona's estimated population is 250,702 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Glendale, Arizona is the 6th largest city in Arizona based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 4214.57 people/mi² (1627.25 people/km²).
The overall median age is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.
The median income for households in Glendale, Arizona is $, while the mean household income is $.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Glendale was:
- White: 76.78%
- Black or African American: 6.84%
- Other race: 5.78%
- Asian: 4.67%
- Two or more races: 4.40%
- Native American: 1.34%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%