Glendale, Arizona Population 2023

254,805

Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County Arizona. With a 2023 population of 254,805, it is the 6th largest city in Arizona and the 93rd largest city in the United States.Glendale is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 2.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 248,325 in 2020. Spanning over 62 miles, Glendale has a population density of 4,137 people per square mile.

The average household income in Glendale is $72,113 with a poverty rate of 21.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Glendale is 33.8 years, 32.4 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

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 Population Growth

In 1910, 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.

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 Demographics

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

  • White: 69.66%
  • Two or more races: 9.41%
  • Other race: 7.48%
  • Black or African American: 7.27%
  • Asian: 4.42%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Glendale, Arizona is 254,805 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 248,325.

Glendale, Arizona Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Glendale Population by Race

Glendale Population Pyramid 2023

Glendale Median Age

33.8

Total

32.4

Male

35.5

Female

Glendale Adults

There are 185,966 adults, (29,669 of whom are seniors) in Glendale.

Glendale Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Glendale Sex Ratio

Female126,83950.68%
Male123,45149.32%

Glendale Population by Age

Glendale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.6

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Glendale Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Glendale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Glendale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.28%.

Glendale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$37,405

Average Earnings

$42,491

Average Male

$32,457

Average Female

Glendale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Glendale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Glendale Language

67.11% of Glendale residents speak only English, while 32.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.91% of the population.

Glendale Language

Glendale Poverty by Race

rate

21.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.68%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Glendale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Glendale is Islander, with 54.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Glendale is White, with 12.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.74%.

Glendale Poverty

Glendale Poverty Rate by Education

Glendale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Glendale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Glendale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Glendale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Glendale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Glendale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Glendale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13,383

Number of Veterans

11,968

Male Veterans

1,415

Female Veterans

Glendale Veterans by War

Glendale Veterans by Age

count

Glendale Veterans by Race

Glendale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Glendale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Glendale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Glendale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Glendale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.98%

Born in Glendale

84.14%

Native Born

16.65%

Foreign Born

9.6%

Non Citizen

7.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.14% of Glendale residents were born in the United States, with 43.98% having been born in Arizona. 9.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Glendale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Glendale Population by Year