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Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The latitude of Glendale is 33.538N. The longitude is -112.185W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,152 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 232,838.


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Median household income
Local
$45,015
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Glendale demographic reports
Glendale is in the Salt River Valley.
Established in 1892 for the Church of the Brethren of Illinois. The city annexed the adjacent community of Tropico in 1918.
Public transportation: Glendale Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,270. The number of murders and homicides was 14. The violent crime rate was 5.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include It's a Grind, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz & Blues Festival - April 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Glendale web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sahuaro Ranch Park, Thunderbird Park
Glendale attractions: Cerreta Candy Factory
Sports teams: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
Historic sites and museums: Bead Museum, Doctors' House
Colleges and universities: American Graduate School of International Mgt, Glendale Community College, Midwestern University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 101

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Glendale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85309 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Glendale residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glendale ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glendale was $19,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Glendale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Glendale festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Glendale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $538.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,084.


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Libraries

Libraries in Glendale include Foothills Branch Library, Glendale Public Library, Velma Teague Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Glendale include Glendale Star, Glendale Today

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Politics

Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glendale political report.

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Restaurants

Glendale restaurants taking online reservations include Cucina Tagliani Italian Kitchen - Glendale, NoRTH - Glendale ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Glendale workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 56 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Glendale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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