Glendale, California Population 2021

196,533
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Glendale is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 196,533, it is the 24th largest city in California and the 130th largest city in the United States . Glendale is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually but its population has increased by 2.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 191,719 in 2010. Glendale reached it's highest population of 201,804 in 2017. Spanning over 31 miles, Glendale has a population density of 6,450 people per square mile.

The average household income in Glendale is $94,880 with a poverty rate of 13.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,622 per month, and the median house value is $769,900. The median age in Glendale is 41.9 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

An interesting fact about Glendale is that it has one of the largest communities of Armenians in the nation.

Population Growth in Glendale

Glendale has experienced steady growth throughout its history beginning in 1910, although the population did decline slightly between the censuses taken in 2000 and 2010. Glendale’s population is forecast to reach 214,000 by the year 2040, so slow and steady growth should be expected in the future.

Glendale Demographics

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

  • White: 74.15%
  • Asian: 16.19%
  • Other race: 4.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Glendale, California is 196,533 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 200,688.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 191,719.

Glendale, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,46474.15%
Asian32,41516.19%
Some Other Race8,2354.11%
Two or More Races6,8173.40%
Black or African American3,6131.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native4070.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2810.14%
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Glendale Population by Race

Glendale Population Pyramid $2021

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Glendale Median Age

41.9


Total

40.4


Male

43.2


Female

Glendale Adults

There are 164,848 adults, (35,143 of whom are seniors) in Glendale.

Glendale Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Glendale Sex Ratio

Female

106,353

53.11%

Male

93,879

46.89%

Glendale Population by Age

Glendale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Glendale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married43%57%
All33%67%
Male25.4%74.6%
Female24.5%75.5%
Non Family22.5%77.5%

33.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Glendale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,6982.6633
Married36,6263.3543
Non Family24,3491.2622.5
Female9,4733.2124.5
Male4,2503.5225.4

3.29

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Glendale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,0057.98%
9th to 12th Grade7,1814.77%
High School Graduate31,53620.97%
Some College23,09815.36%
Associates Degree15,61910.39%
Bachelors Degree39,13626.02%
Graduate Degree21,82214.51%
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Glendale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Glendale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White95,77883,94837,129
Hispanic24,38418,6195,679
Asian24,22222,97015,001
Other Race6,3364,5481,173
2+ Races3,4933,2031,845
Black3,0272,8431,520
Islander24624681
Native American23317452

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.93%.

Glendale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,094$50,036$39,945
Less Than 9th Grade$21,927$24,555$18,985
High School Graduate$30,652$33,265$25,718
Some College$37,329$42,572$31,827
Bachelors Degree$59,260$64,317$52,210
Graduate Degree$75,699$89,265$61,128

$45,094

Average Earnings

$50,036

Average Male

$39,945

Average Female

Glendale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Glendale Language by Age

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Glendale Language

32.51% of Glendale residents speak only English, while 67.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 40.67% of the population.

Glendale Language

Glendale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White122,79519,72016.06%
Hispanic34,6814,49812.97%
Asian32,1591,8865.86%
Other8,11686410.65%
Multiple6,7974406.47%
Black3,5123038.63%
Native4015012.47%

13.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

14.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Glendale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Glendale is White, with 16.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Glendale is Asian, with 5.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.45%.

Glendale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.52%
High School20.82%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.93%

Glendale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed29.65%
Male Unemployed23.47%
Male Employed6.03%
Female Employed4.97%

Glendale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Glendale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,130$94,880
Families$77,506$109,495
Married Families$88,757$122,380
Non Families$42,821$61,629
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Income by Household Type

Glendale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Glendale Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Glendale Marital Status by Race

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Glendale Marital Status

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3,766

Number of Veterans

3,493

Male Veterans

273

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,133
Korea590
Second Gulf War538
First Gulf War447
World War II223

Glendale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,366
65 to 74866
35 to 54668
55 to 64534
18 to 34332

Glendale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8712.33%
Hispanic7412.65%
Asian4251.59%
Other Race2333.28%
Black1675.44%
2+ Races501.23%
Islander207.52%

Glendale Veterans by Race

Glendale Veterans by Education

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9.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Glendale Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Glendale Employment by Age

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Glendale Employment by Race

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Glendale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.67%

Born in Glendale

46.88%

Native Born

53.12%

Foreign Born

18.45%

Non Citizen

34.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

46.88% of Glendale residents were born in the United States, with 34.67% having been born in California. 18.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Glendale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021196,533-1,385-0.70%
2020197,918-1,385-0.69%
2019199,303-1,385-0.69%
2018200,688-1,116-0.55%
2017201,8041,6860.84%
2016200,1189210.46%
2015199,1979650.49%
2014198,2322,9141.49%
2013195,3181,4590.75%
2012193,8591,2030.62%
2011192,6569360.49%
2010191,720-3,253-0.17%
2000194,97314,9350.80%
1990180,03840,9782.62%
1980139,0606,3960.47%
1970132,66413,2221.06%
1960119,44223,7402.24%
195095,70213,1201.49%
194082,58219,8462.79%
193062,73649,20016.57%
192013,53610,79017.29%
19102,7460.00%

Glendale Population by Year