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Overview

Introduction to Glendale, California

Incorporated in 1906, Glendale is the 15th largest city in California. The city is home to approximately 200,000 inhabitants. It is a suburb within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, which has a population of about 17 million. It is located 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Glendale's earliest known inhabitants were the Tongva Indians. The first European-American was a farmer and soldier named José María Verdugo, who was subsequently granted the land in 1798. Glendale's "Grand Central Airport", now owned by Disney, had the first paved runway on the west coast in 1923. It is where Jack Northrop started building airplanes and is the site where Howard Hughes built his H-1 Racer. During World War II it was a training field for P-38 pilots of the 319th Fighter Wing.

In 1992 Glendale was one of the Finalist Communities for the "All-America City Award" given by the National Civic League.

Precipitation is about 21 inches per year. Temperatures reach 90 degrees an average of 67 days of the year. August average daily high and low temperatures are 90.6 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily highs and lows are 68 and 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notable companies headquartered in Glendale are DreamWorks SKG and Nestl' USA, Inc.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical, and leisure attractions include:

  • The Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the final resting place of many celebrities
  • El Miradero, a grand estate
  • Verdugo Adobe, the oldest building in the city
  • Professional sports teams in the Los Angeles area
  • Many other attractions in the surrounding metropolitan area

People

Total Population 195,380
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 90,652
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,234
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,476

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,806
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,304
Median House Value $598,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 37.5%
English 3.8%
Irish 3.8%

Glendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles N of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91206, 91207, 91208, 91210, 91214
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91209, 91221, 91222, 91224, 91225, 91226
Phone Area Codes 818
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.142
Longitude -118.254

Glendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BURBANK VALLEY PUMP PLNT
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Glendale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Glendale Galleria (91210)

La Crescenta (91214, 91224)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burbank 104,484 $82,063
Los Angeles 3,862,210 $54,171
Pasadena 139,065 $88,600
South Pasadena 25,914 $107,015
West Hollywood 35,053 $70,438

Glendale Public Libraries

Library
Glendale Public Library
222 E. HARVARD ST.
Glendale, California
(818) 548-2030
Library Web Site

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Glendale Hospitals

GLENDALE MEM HOSPITAL & HLTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1420 S CENTRAL AVE
(818) 502-1900
Emergency Service: Yes

GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1509 E WILSON AVE
(818) 409-8202
Emergency Service: Yes

VERDUGO HILLS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1812 VERDUGO BLVD
(818) 790-7100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glendale High Schools

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GLENDALE SENIOR HIGH
1440 E. BROADWAY
818-242-3161
A Title I School.
Serves 3,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

HOOVER (HERBERT) SENIOR HIGH
651 GLENWOOD ROAD
818-242-6801
A Title I School.
Serves 2,670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

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220 N. KENWOOD
818-247-4805
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

COLLEGE VIEW CENTER
1700 E. MOUNTAIN ST.
818-246-8363
A Special Education School
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Serves 200 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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