Glendale, Arizona Population 2019

250,702

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.

Glendale History

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 33.9 years, 32.8 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 90,168 households in the city, with an average size of 2.92 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%, with a median rent of $917/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $180,500.

The median income for households in Glendale, Arizona is $49,383, while the mean household income is $65,713.

Glendale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Glendale was:

  • White: 78.20%
  • Black or African American: 6.18%
  • Other race: 5.25%
  • Asian: 4.33%
  • Two or more races: 4.24%
  • Native American: 1.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%

How Many People Live in Glendale, Arizona?

250,702
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018250,7022,8031.13%
2017247,8991,8990.77%
2016246,0002,8161.16%
2015243,1843,1641.32%
2014240,0203,1351.32%
2013236,8853,3211.42%
2012233,5644,3311.89%
2011229,2333,0651.36%
2010226,1687,3560.33%
2000218,81270,6783.98%
1990148,13450,9624.31%
198097,17260,94410.37%
197036,22820,3358.59%
196015,8937,7146.87%
19508,1793,3245.35%
19404,8551,1902.85%
19303,6659282.96%
19202,7370.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White188,89378.20%
Black or African American14,9246.18%
Some Other Race12,6885.25%
Asian10,4654.33%
Two or More Races10,2354.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,8891.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4490.19%

Glendale Population Pyramid 2019

Glendale Median Age

33.9


Total

32.8


Male

35.1


Female

Glendale Adults

There are 178,423 adults, (26,464 of whom are seniors) in Glendale.

Glendale Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Glendale Sex Ratio

Female

123,091

50.96%

Male

118,452

49.04%

Glendale Households and Families

Glendale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Glendale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
All54.2%45.8%
Male45%55%
Non Family42.7%57.3%
Female37.9%62.1%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All81,4262.9254.2
Married35,8423.6270.3
Non Family26,8011.342.7
Female13,3563.9237.9
Male5,4273.8545

3.56

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Glendale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,0807.87%
9th to 12th Grade13,3698.72%
High School Graduate43,23128.18%
Some College38,21624.91%
Associates Degree13,6288.88%
Bachelors Degree21,32513.90%
Graduate Degree11,5487.53%

Glendale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,48381,27023,184
Hispanic45,06128,5623,911
Black8,8778,0101,549
Asian7,4866,0153,245
Other Race7,0424,602687
Multiple Races3,9873,512859
Native American2,0371,765274
Islander28124927

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,956$37,746$30,792
Less Than High School$24,040$27,013$19,557
High School Grad$28,033$31,315$24,627
Some College$34,525$40,161$31,267
Bachelors Degree$46,992$53,125$42,466
Graduate Degree$55,481$69,053$47,973

$33,956

Average Earnings

$37,746

Average Male

$30,792

Average Female

Glendale Language

Glendale Language by Age

Glendale Language

67.22% of Glendale residents speak only English, while 32.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.57% of the population.

Glendale Poverty

Glendale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic89,30726,34329.50%
White115,49914,62212.66%
Black14,6354,42330.22%
Other12,5892,77022.00%
Asian10,3101,41813.75%
Multiple10,0851,40113.89%
Native3,8321,10728.89%
Islander3827619.90%

20.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

21.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Glendale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Glendale is Black, with 30.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Glendale is White, with 12.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.58%
High School19.06%
Some College12.34%
Bachelors or Greater7.48%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.26%
Male Unemployed27.93%
Female Employed10.12%
Male Employed8.50%

Glendale Income

Glendale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,383$65,713
Families$58,673$74,487
Married Families$76,254$90,071
Non Families$30,716$42,557

Glendale Marital Status

Glendale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Glendale Married by Age and Sex

Glendale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Glendale Marital Status by Race

Glendale Veterans

14,326

Number of Veterans

13,014

Male Veterans

1,312

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,425
First Gulf War2,883
Second Gulf War2,855
Korea947
World War II495
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,399
55 to 643,314
65 to 743,270
75+2,410
18 to 341,933

Glendale Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,0468.49%
Hispanic1,8703.33%
Black1,16811.34%
Other3463.94%
2 or More2925.62%
Asian2893.41%
Indian1325.34%
Hawaiian5317.73%

Glendale Veterans by Education

6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Glendale Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Glendale Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.04%

Born in Arizona

82.46%

Native Born

17.54%

Foreign Born

10.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.46% of Glendale residents were born in the United States, with 42.04% having been born in Arizona. 10.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.