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Glendale, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Glendale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Arapahoe County at latitude 39.7029 and longitude -104.9361. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,351 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Glendale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Glendale, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Glendale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Glendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Glendale, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,374
Population in Households 4,374
Population in Familes 2,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7,941
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 2,471
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 ( 6.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,295 (82.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $172,692
Average Home Value $267,714


Median Household Income $33,003
Average Household Income $48,130
Per Capita Income $27,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.05% 1.44%
Households 0.99% 1.35%
Families 0.59% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   4.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glendale, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glendale to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 116 75th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 431 6th
Per Capita Income # 205 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.