Glendale ( ) is a city in
Arizona, USA, located
about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix.
According to 2006
Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is
NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and NLL's Arizona Sting began playing in Glendale when
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 Cardinals and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, which opened in
In 2008, Super Bowl
was played there when the Giants faced the Patriots.
venues are part of the Westgate City Center development plan, meant to spur growth in the
sparsely inhabited Yucca district.
The Chicago White Sox
and Los Angeles Dodgers
of Major League Baseball
both moved to
Glendale and share a facility, known as Camelback Ranch, for spring
Glendale bills itself as “Arizona’s Antique Capital,” with support
for its claim from both Sunset Magazine ( 2004
) and a 1998 article in USA Today.
is home to the popular Arrowhead Towne Center mall in the northwest part of the city.
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
The city will have an extension of the Valley Metro
light rail transit line
when it is completed through the city in 2011.
Glendale is located at (33.538654, -112.186261) .
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
As of the census
of 2000, there were 218,812
people, 75,700 households, and 54,352 families residing in the
city. The population density
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
, and 3.47%
from two or more races. 24.84% of the population were Hispanic
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 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.
The University of Phoenix
Ground level of the stadium.
Glendale is the home to the Arizona
of the National Football Conference
team formerly played at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State
University in nearby Tempe, and in 2006
began playing at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Designed by renowned architect Peter
Eisenman, the stadium was featured on The History Channel
its roll-out natural grass field. The stadium hosted Super Bowl XLII
in 2008. Almost 1 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.
Arena (formerly Glendale Arena) is adjacent to University
of Phoenix Stadium, and is the home of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL), as well
as the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League
In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers
and the Chicago White Sox
share a new spring training complex and stadium in Glendale.
Spearheaded by millionaire New York architect
Ron Elsensohn, it was recently announced that the 26th Annual
WrestleMania event will be held at
Phoenix Stadium in the spring of 2010.
The BCS National
game also circulates to Glendale.
There are a number of higher education campuses in Glendale.
College and Glendale Community College North are members of the
County Community College District, while Arizona State
University has its West campus just across the border from Glendale in west
is a graduate college of medicine located in
Glendale. Thunderbird School of Global
Management is a graduate school specializing in international
management located in Glendale.
Many school districts
city of Glendale.
The following school districts serve the city:
- Unified school districts
- High school districts
- Elementary school districts
Glendale plays host to a variety of events throughout the year that
attracts thousands, including, but not limited to:
- Glendale Chocolate Festival (February every year)
- Glendale Glitters (December every year)
- Annual Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival