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.

Demographics

People

Total Population241,543
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+106,940
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,956
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,040
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,033

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,673
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$180,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.3%
German12.8%
Irish8.4%
English6.5%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.9%
Arab1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1.1%
African0.9%
Romanian0.7%
Iraqi0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Glendale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85302, 85308, 85301, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85310, 85307, 85309
P.O. Box Zip Codes85311, 85312, 85318
Phone Area Codes6,02,623, 602, 928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.57
Approximate Longitude-112.18

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)

StationDEER VALLEY (PHOENIX)
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 83 F
Jul Temp77 to 104 F
Oct Temp57 to 87 F
Annual Precip7.7 inches
StationLITCHFIELD PARK
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 86 F
Jul Temp75 to 108 F
Oct Temp55 to 90 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches
StationSOUTH PHOENIX
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 102 F
Oct Temp56 to 87 F
Annual Precip8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
El Mirage34,400$52,301
Goodyear74,953$84,959
Peoria161,383$80,157
Phoenix1,574,421$60,013
Tolleson7,052$43,346
Youngtown6,625$50,245

Glendale Public Libraries

Glendale Public Library
5959 WEST BROWN STREET
Glendale, Arizona
(623) 930-3546

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Glendale Hospitals

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5555 W. Thunderbird Rd.
St Joseph's Westgate Medical Center
7300 North 99th Avenue
(602) 406-0000
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
(Proprietary)
18701 N 67th Avenue
(623) 561-1000
Healthsouth Valley Of The Sun Rehabilitation
13460 North 67th Avenue
(623) 878-8800
Aurora Behavioral Healthcare-phoenix
(Proprietary)
6015 W Peoria Avenue
(623) 344-4400

Glendale Public Schools

Barcelona Middle School
6130 N. 44th Ave.
ZIP: 85301
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Carol G. Peck Elementary School
5810 N. 49th Ave.
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Don Mensendick School
5535 N 67th Ave
ZIP: 85301
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Glendale High School
6216 W. Glendale Avenue
ZIP: 85301
High
Total Enrollment 1719
Glendale Landmark Middle School
5730 West Myrtle Avenue
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Glenn F Burton School
4801 W Maryland Ave
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 797
Harold W Smith School
6534 N 63rd Ave
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 930
Isaac E Imes School
6625 N 56th Ave
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Melvin E Sine School
4932 W. Myrtle Ave
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
West-mec - Glendale High School
6216 W. Glendale Ave.
ZIP: 85301
High
William C Jack School
6600 West Missouri Avenue
ZIP: 85301
Primary
Total Enrollment 827
Apollo High School
8045 N. 47th Avenue
ZIP: 85302
High
Total Enrollment 1976
Glendale American School
8530 N 55th Ave
ZIP: 85302
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Heritage School
5312 W Mountain View
ZIP: 85302
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Horizon School
8520 N. 47th Ave
ZIP: 85302
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School
10401 N 63rd Ave.
ZIP: 85302
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Sunset School
4626 W Mountain View Rd
ZIP: 85302
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
West-mec - Apollo High School
8045 N. 47th Ave.
ZIP: 85302
High
Bicentennial North School
7237 W. Missouri Ave
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Bicentennial South School
7240 W Colter St
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Camelback Academy
7634 West Camelback Road
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Challenger Middle School
6905 W. Maryland Ave
ZIP: 85303
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Coyote Ridge
7677 W. Bethany
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Desert Garden Elementary School
7020 W. Ocotillo Road
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Desert Spirit
7355 W. Orangewood
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
Discovery School
7910 W Maryland Ave
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Independence High School
6602 N. 75th Avenue
ZIP: 85303
High
Total Enrollment 2011
Sunset Vista
7775 W Orangewood Avenue
ZIP: 85303
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
West-mec - Independence High School
6602 N. 75th Ave.
ZIP: 85303
High
Total Enrollment 1
Arroyo Elementary School
4535 W Cholla
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Copperwood School
11232 North 65th Ave
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 893
Desert Palms Elementary School
11441 N. 55th Avenue
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Desert Valley Elementary School
12901 N. 63rd Ave
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Ironwood High School
6051 W. Sweetwater Ave.
ZIP: 85304
High
Total Enrollment 1987
Marshall Ranch Elementary School
12995 N Marshall Ranch Dr
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Sweetwater School
4602 W Sweetwater
ZIP: 85304
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
West-mec - Ironwood High School
6051 W. Sweetwater
ZIP: 85304
High
Copper Canyon High School
9126 West Camelback Rd
ZIP: 85305
High
Total Enrollment 2251
Desert Mirage Elementary School
8605 W. Maryland Avenue
ZIP: 85305
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Raymond S. Kellis
8990 W. Orangewood
ZIP: 85305
High
Total Enrollment 1928
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
8490 W. Missouri Ave.
ZIP: 85305
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
West-mec - Copper Canyon High School
9126 W. Camelback Road
ZIP: 85305
High
Total Enrollment 18
Westland School Brighton Campus
8632 W. Northern Ave
ZIP: 85305
Other
Total Enrollment 157
Cactus High School
6330 W. Greenway
ZIP: 85306
High
Total Enrollment 1283
Canyon Elementary School
5490 W. Paradise Lane
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Desert Heights Charter School
5821 West Beverly Lane
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Foothills Elementary School
15808 N 63rd Ave
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Hope High School Online
5651 W. Talavi Blvd.
ZIP: 85306
High
Total Enrollment 179
Intelli-school Glendale
13806 North 51st Avenue
ZIP: 85306
High
Total Enrollment 94
Jefferson Preparatory High School
16635 N 51st Ave
ZIP: 85306
Other
Total Enrollment 59
Kachina Elementary School
5304 W. Crocus Drive
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Pioneer Elementary School
6315 W Port Au Prince
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Sunburst School
14218 N 47th Ave
ZIP: 85306
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Sunflower School
5490 W Paradise Lane
ZIP: 85306
Other
Total Enrollment 47
West-mec - Cactus High School
6330 W. Greenway Rd.
ZIP: 85306
High
Heritage Elementary School
6805 N. 125th Ave.
ZIP: 85307
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Luke Elementary School
7300 N. Dysart Road
ZIP: 85307
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
10150 W. Missouri Ave.
ZIP: 85307
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Arrowhead Elementary School
7490 W Union Hills Dr.
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Bellair Elementary School
4701 W. Grovers Ave.
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Calibre Academy Of Glendale
4744 W Grovers
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Canyon Pointe Academy
4941 West Union Hills Drive
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Challenge Charter School
5801 West Greenbriar Drive
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Deer Valley Academy
18424 N. 51st Ave
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 29
Deer Valley High School
18424 N. 51st Ave.
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 1854
Desert Heights Preparatory Academy
3540 West Union Hills Drive
ZIP: 85308
Other
Total Enrollment 405
Desert Sky Middle School
5130 West Grovers Avenue
ZIP: 85308
Middle
Total Enrollment 642
E-institute At Grovers
4744 W. Grovers Avenue
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 32
Greenbrier Elementary School
6150 W. Greenbriar Dr.
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Highland Lakes School
19000 N. 63rd Avenue
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 1082
Legend Springs Elementary
21150 North Arrowhead Loop Roa
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Mirage Elementary School
3910 W. Grovers
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Mountain Shadows Elementary School
19602 N. 45th Ave.
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Ombudsman - Charter West
3624 West Bell Road
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 102
Park Meadows Elementary School
20012 N. 35th Avenue
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Sierra Verde Elementary
7241 West Rose Garden Lane
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 966
Taylion Virtual Academy Of Arizona
4744 W. Grovers
ZIP: 85308
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
Taylion Virtual High School Of Arizona
4744 W. Grovers
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 92
West-mec - Central Campus
6997 N Glen Harbord Blvd
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 80
West-mec - Deer Valley High School
18424 N. 51st Ave.
ZIP: 85308
High
Total Enrollment 4
West-mec - Raymond S. Kellis
8990 W. Orangewood
ZIP: 85308
High
Copper Creek Elementary
7071 W. Hillcrest Blvd.
ZIP: 85310
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Desert Sage Elementary School
4035 W. Alameda
ZIP: 85310
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Hillcrest Middle School
22833 N. 71st Ave.
ZIP: 85310
Middle
Total Enrollment 991
Las Brisas Elementary School
5805 W. Alameda
ZIP: 85310
Primary
Total Enrollment 834
Mountain Ridge High School
22800 N 67th Avenue
ZIP: 85310
High
Total Enrollment 2206
Pinnacle Pointe Academy
6753 West Pinnacle Peak Road
ZIP: 85310
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Sandra Day O'connor High School
25250 N. 35th Avenue
ZIP: 85310
High
Total Enrollment 2481
Stetson Hills Elementary
25475 N. Stetson Hills Loop
ZIP: 85310
Primary
Total Enrollment 1083
West-mec - Mountain Ridge High School
22800 N. 67th Ave.
ZIP: 85310
High
West-mec - Sandra Day O'connor High School
25250 N. 35th Ave.
ZIP: 85310
High
C. Doby Elementary School
8632 West Northern Avenue, Suite 325
ZIP: 85345
Oasis High School
8632 W Northern Ave
ZIP: 85345

Glendale Private Schools

Children's Center For Neurodevelopmental Studies
5430 W Glenn Dr
ZIP: 85301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Grace Lutheran School
5600 W Palmaire Ave
ZIP: 85301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help
7521 N 57th Ave
ZIP: 85301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
St Louis The King School
4331 W Maryland Ave
ZIP: 85301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 188
Tutor Time
10260 N 67th Ave
ZIP: 85302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Hope Montessori School L L C
5348 N 106th Ave
ZIP: 85307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Arrowhead Christian Academy
4030 W Yorkshire Dr
ZIP: 85308
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Atonement Lutheran
4001 W Beardsley Rd
ZIP: 85308
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
Life Development Institute
18001 N 79th Ave Ste E71
ZIP: 85308
Secondary
Total Enrollment 3
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