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Overview

Introduction to Glendale, Arizona

Glendale was originally settled in the late 1880s. Glendale is part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

Glendale is located in south/central Arizona. It is about a fifteen minute drive northwest of Phoenix. While no Fortune 1000 Companies are headquartered in Glendale, nearby Phoenix is home to seven, and nearby Scottsdale is home to three more.

Glendale has a hot arid climate. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Glendale is almost always sunny, and receives very little rain.

Glendale Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Glendale provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:

  • The Bead Museum
  • The Historic Manistee Ranch
  • Max's Sports Bar Museum
  • The Marshall Way Arts District
  • The Historic Sahuaro Ranch
  • Xeriscape Botanical Garden/Glendale Main Library

Close proximity to Phoenix also give Glendale residents and visitors easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of Phoenix, Arizona's largest city, and the sixth largest city in the United States.

For sports enthusiasts, Glendale is home to the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes, and the national Lacrosse League's (NLL) Arizona Sting. Other nearby professional sports offerings include Major League Baseball's (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Phoenix Suns, and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.

In addition, in the spring of every year, nine major league baseball teams come to the Phoenix area for spring training. Nearby Scottsdale is also home to the FBR Open Golf Tournament. In 2008, the NFL's Super Bowl will be held in Glendale.

People

Total Population 234,844
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 102,552
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,124
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,606
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,514

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,866
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $864
Median House Value $148,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.1%
Irish 8.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85309, 85310
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85311, 85312, 85318
Company Zip Codes 85313
Phone Area Codes 623
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.538
Longitude -112.185

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 DEER VALLEY (PHOENIX)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 83 F
Jul Temp 77 to 104 F
Oct Temp 57 to 87 F
Annual Precip 7.7 inches
Station LITCHFIELD PARK
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 86 F
Jul Temp 75 to 108 F
Oct Temp 55 to 90 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Station SOUTH PHOENIX
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 102 F
Oct Temp 56 to 87 F
Annual Precip 8.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gbafaf (85309)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
El Mirage 33,010 $50,884
Goodyear 72,880 $76,088
Peoria 163,664 $75,968
Phoenix 1,514,208 $54,053
Tolleson 6,806 $33,000
Youngtown 6,405 $52,066

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glendale Public Libraries

Library
Glendale Public Library
5959 WEST BROWN STREET
Glendale, Arizona
(623) 930-3530
Library Web Site

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Glendale Hospitals

BANNER THUNDERBIRD MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
5555 W THUNDERBIRD RD
(602) 865-5555
Emergency Service: No

ARROWHEAD HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
18701 N 67TH AVE
(623) 561-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glendale High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
22800 N 67TH AVENUE
623-376-3000
Serves 2,746 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.9

DEER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
18424 N. 51ST AVE.
602-467-6700
Serves 2,188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

IRONWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
6051 W. SWEETWATER AVE.
623-486-6400
Serves 2,119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

CACTUS HIGH SCHOOL
6330 WEST GREENWAY
623-412-5000
Serves 1,829 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL
8045 N. 47TH AVENUE
623-435-6300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,734 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
6602 N. 75TH AVENUE
623-435-6100
A Title I School.
Serves 1,706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL
6216 W. GLENDALE AVENUE
623-435-6200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

DEER VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
18424 N. 51ST AVE
623-445-4915
A Charter School.
Serves 216 students.

INTELLI-SCHOOL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL - GLENDALE SITE
13806 NORTH 51ST AVENUE
602-564-7210
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 159 students.

E-INSTITUTE
3515 WEST UNION HILLS DR. 119
602-843-3077
A Charter School.
Serves 128 students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ACADEMY
4744 W. GROVERS AVE.
602-547-8806
A Charter School.
Serves 89 students.

CAREER SUCCESS - GLENDALE
8632 WEST NORTHERN BLD #3
623-206-0835
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 87 students.

OMBUDSMAN LEARNING CENTER - WEST
3618 WEST BELL ROAD
602-840-2997
A Charter School.
Serves 70 students.

HOMEBOUND/OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED
4508 W NORTHERN AVE
623-842-1350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

OASIS HIGH SCHOOL
8632 W. NORTHERN AVE.
623-878-8059
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 23 students.

CROSSROADS SCHOOL
18400 N. 51ST AVE.
602-467-5100

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