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Glendale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Glendale had a population of 197,089 as of July 1, 2016. Glendale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glendale is located at latitude 34.1814 and longitude -118.2458 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Glendale (GNIS ID: 2410597) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Glendale is located within San Fernando Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glendale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glendale: Mason, Riverdale.

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Glendale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 197,089
Population in Households 195,610
Population in Familes 164,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,479
Population Density1 6,474
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 73,537
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 51,111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,098 (34.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46,439 (59.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,375 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $653,961
Average Home Value $690,453


Median Household Income $56,353
Average Household Income $86,110
Per Capita Income $32,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.6%
Households 0.28% 0.49%
Families 0.32% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glendale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glendale to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 99th
Population Density1 # 164 89th
Diversity Index2 # 717 53rd
Median Household Income # 705 54th
Per Capita Income # 533 65th

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