Glendale, Arizona is a medium-size city with just over 241,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Arizona. A narrow majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Glendale. The average rent of $996/month is roughly equal to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 30 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Glendale residents find that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (39%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is not used widely. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
Among Glendale residents older than 25, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Glendale: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 14% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of almost $64,000, Glendale workers earn slightly less than their peers elsewhere in Arizona. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.