Glendale, Arizona

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City of Glendale
City
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°32′19″N 112°11′11″W / 33.53861°N 112.18639°W / 33.53861; -112.18639Coordinates: 33°32′19″N 112°11′11″W / 33.53861°N 112.18639°W / 33.53861; -112.18639
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Government
 • Mayor Elaine Scruggs (Non-Partisan)
Area
 • Total 55.8 sq mi (144.4 km2)
 • Land 55.7 sq mi (144.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2007)[1][2]
 • Total 253,152
 • Density 4,290.9/sq mi (1,658.1/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-27820

Glendale (pronounced /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. It is about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to 2006 census, the population of the city is 246,531.[3]

The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and NLL's Arizona Sting started to play in Glendale when Jobing.com Arena opened in December 2003. Also in Glendale is the new University of Phoenix Stadium. It is the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. It opened in August 2006. In 2008, Super Bowl XLII was played there when the Giants faced the Patriots. The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers moved to Glendale for a shared spring training 2009.

Glendale calls itself “Arizona’s Antique Capital”. It is supported for its claim from Sunset Magazine. Glendale is home to the Arrowhead Towne Center mall in the northwest part of the city. Glendale also is home to Midwestern University, metro Phoenix's first medical school, as well as a major post-graduate international business school.

An extension of METRO light rail service is planned to serve the city.

Geography[change | edit source]

Glendale is at 33°32′19″N 112°11′11″W / 33.53861°N 112.18639°W / 33.53861; -112.18639 (33.538654, -112.186261).[4]

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.

Downtown Glendale with Glendale Glitters around Christmas

Demographics[change | edit source]

As of 2000[5], there were 218,812 people, 75,700 households and 54,352 families in the city. The population density was 3,929.5 people per square mile (1,517.3/km²). The population consists of 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 living there. 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. The average family size was 3.33 people.

The meddle 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. 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 income for 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.

Sports[change | edit source]

Ground level of the stadium.

Glendale is the home to the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football Conference (NFL). The team formerly played at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. The History Channel featured the stadium because of its roll-out natural grass field. The stadium hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Almost one year later on January 18, 2009, it hosted the NFC Championship Game as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 for the franchise's first ever Super Bowl berth.

Jobing.com Arena (formerly Glendale Arena) is next to University of Phoenix Stadium. It is the home of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). It is also the home of the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox shared a spring training in Glendale.

The 26th annual WrestleMania event was held at University of Phoenix Stadium on March 28, 2010.

The BCS National Championship game also came to Glendale.

Education[change | edit source]

There are a number of higher education campuses in Glendale. Glendale Community College and Glendale Community College North are members of the Maricopa County Community College District. Arizona State University has its West campus just across the border from Glendale in west Phoenix. Midwestern University is a graduate college of medicine in Glendale. Thunderbird School of Global Management is also a graduate school. It is specialized in international management.

Many school districts serve the city of Glendale.

Notable Attractions[change | edit source]

Glendale is the place where many events throughout the year are held. That attracts thousands, including, but not limited to:

  • Glendale Chocolate Festival (February every year)[6]
  • Glendale Glitters (December every year)[6]
  • Annual Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival[6]

Notable residents[change | edit source]

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