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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
Website http://www.glendaleaz.com

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

The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and NLL's Arizona Sting began 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 Cardinals and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, which opened in August 2006. In 2008, Super Bowl XLII was played there when the Giants faced the Patriots. Both 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 training 2009.

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. Glendale is home to the popular 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, the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

An extension of METRO light rail service is planned to serve the city, reprising a role played by the Phoenix Street Railway between 1911 and 1926.

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Geography

Glendale is located 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 2,737
1930 3,665 33.9%
1940 4,855 32.5%
1950 8,172 68.3%
1960 15,893 94.5%
1970 36,228 127.9%
1980 97,172 168.2%
1990 147,864 52.2%
2000 218,812 48.0%
Est. 2007 253,152 15.7%

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 218,812 people, 75,700 households, and 54,352 families residing in the city. The population density was 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 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

The University of Phoenix Stadium
Jobing.Com Arena
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 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 TV series, Modern Marvels because of 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.

Jobing.com 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 (NLL).

In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox began to share a new spring training complex and stadium in Glendale.

The 26th Annual WrestleMania event will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium on March 28, 2010

The BCS National Championship game also circulates to Glendale.

Education

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, while Arizona State University has its West campus just across the border from Glendale in west Phoenix. Midwestern University 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 serve the city of Glendale.

The following school districts serve the city:

Notable Attractions

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

Notable Residents

See also

References

External links

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Simple English

City of Glendale
—  City  —
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
Website http://www.glendaleaz.com

Glendale (pronounced /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. It is located 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.

Contents

Geography

Glendale is located 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.

File:Glendale Glitter &
Downtown Glendale with Glendale Glitters around Christmas

Demographics

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

[[File:|thumb|left|Jobing.com Arena]]

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

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 located 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

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

  • Jordin Sparks - Winner of American Idol (Season 6)
  • Stephenie Meyer - author of the Twilight saga
  • Paul LoDuca - professional baseball player
  • Jennie Garth - actress
  • Job for a Cowboy - An American death metal band formed in Glendale in 2003.
  • Danny Cruz - professional soccer player
  • Trent Franks - United States congressman
  • Marty Robbins - Country musician
  • Jamie Varner - He is the former WEC Lightweight champion. He is an alumnus of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Arizona.

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