- Glendale, Arizona
official_name = City of Glendale
mapsize = 250x250px
map_caption = Location in
Maricopa Countyand the state of Arizona
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Maricopa
leader_name = Elaine Scruggs (Non-Partisan)
area_total_km2 = 144.4
area_total_sq_mi = 55.8
area_land_km2 = 144.2
area_land_sq_mi = 55.7
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
elevation_ft = 1152
elevation_m = 351
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =cite web | date =
June 21 2006| url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2005-all.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 100,000 | format = CSV | work = 2005 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division | accessmonthday = November 14 | accessyear = 2006] cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-04.csv|title=Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona|publisher= United States Census Bureau|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-14]
population_total = 253152
population_density_km2 = 1658.1
population_density_sq_mi = 4290.9
timezone = MST (no DST)
utc_offset = -7
latd = 33 |latm = 32 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 112 |longm = 11 |longs = 11 |longEW = W
website = http://www.ci.glendale.az.us/
area_code = 623
GNIS_id = 5060
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 04-27820
Glendale (pron-en|ˈglɛndeɪl) is a city in Maricopa County,
Arizona, USA, located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 246,531.cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2006-04-04.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona|format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division] The NHL's Phoenix Coyotesand NLL's Arizona Stingbegan playing in Glendale when Jobing.com Arena(formerly the Glendale Arena) opened in December 2003. Also in Glendale is the new University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinalsand the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, which opened in August 2006. In 2008, Super Bowl XLIIwas played there when the Giants faced the Patriots. Both venues are part of the Westgate City Centerdevelopment plan, meant to spur growth in the sparsely inhabited Yucca district.
Glendale bills itself as “Arizona’s Antique Capital,” with support for its claim from both Sunset Magazine ( [http://www.sunset.com/sunset/travel/article/0,20633,710517,00.html 2004] ) and a 1998 article in USA Today. Glendale is home to the popular
Arrowhead Towne Centermall in the northwest part of the city. Glendale also is home to the metro Phoenix area's first medical school, Midwestern, as well as a major post-graduate international business school, the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
The city will have an extension of the Valley Metro light rail transit line which has a scheduled completion date of 2011.
Glendale is located at coor dms|33|32|19|N|112|11|11|W|city (33.538654, -112.186261)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.8 square miles (144.4 km²), of which, 55.7 square miles (144.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 218,812 people, 75,700 households, and 54,352 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,929.5 people per square mile (1,517.3/km²). There were 79,667 housing units at an average density of 1,430.7/sq mi (552.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.54% White, 4.70% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 2.74% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 11.97% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. 24.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 75,700 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,015, and the median income for a family was $51,162. Males had a median income of $35,901 versus $27,736 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $19,124. About 8.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
Glendale is the home to the
Arizona Cardinalsof the National Football Conference(NFL). The team formerly played at Sun Devil Stadiumon the campus of Arizona State Universityin nearby Tempe, and in 2006 began playing at University of Phoenix Stadium. Designed by renowned architect Peter Eisenmann, the stadium was featured on The History ChannelTV series, " Modern Marvels" because of its roll-out natural grass field. The stadium hosted Super Bowl XLIIin 2008. Jobing.com Arena(formerly Glendale Arena) is adjacent to University of Phoenix Stadium, and is the home of the Phoenix Coyotesof the National Hockey League(NHL), as well as the Arizona Stingof the National Lacrosse League(NLL).
In 2009, the
Los Angeles Dodgersand the Chicago White Soxare scheduled to share a new spring training complex and stadium in Glendale.
There are a number of higher education campuses in Glendale. Glendale Community College is a member of the
Maricopa County Community College District, while Arizona State Universityhas its West campus just across the border from Glendale in west Phoenix. Midwestern Universityis a graduate college of medicine located in Glendale. Thunderbird School of Global Management is a graduate school specializing in international management located in Glendale.
school districtsserve the city of Glendale.
The following school districts serve the city:
* Unified school districts
Deer Valley Unified School District
Dysart Unified School District
Peoria Unified School District
* High school districts
Glendale Union High School District
Phoenix Union High School District
Tolleson Union High School District
* Elementary school districts
Alhambra Elementary School District
Glendale Elementary School District
Pendergast Elementary School District
Washington Elementary School District
David Hernandez- American Idol (season 7)Contestant
Jordin Sparks- American Idol (season 6)Winner
Kaytie O'Brien- Phoenix Suns Dancer - 2006-2008
V. L. Carter- Noted African missionary now on assignment in Washington DC
Jonny Davy- Lead vocalistfor Death metalband Job for a Cowboy
Stephenie Meyer- Author of the popular Twilight (series)
Evan Mecham- (d. 2008) 21st Governor of Arizona
Eric Bischoff- Former WWERAW General Manager
Jarryd Allison- Resident Bad-ass
Will Simon- Creator of Super Tecmo Bowl
List of people from the Phoenix metropolitan area
* [http://www.ci.glendale.az.us/ Official City Website]
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