Glendale is located about nine miles northwest from Phoenix, Arizona. It is surrounded by Avondale, Phoenix, Buckeye and Goodyear. The area covered by the city is 55.8 sq. miles. The city’s population is about 229,331 residents. Male percentage of the population is 49.8% and female comprise 50.2%. The median resident age is 34.5 years. English (69%), Spanish (24%) and 7% of other languages are spoken.
The education system of the area is quite good. Special measures are taken for the improvement in the literacy rate. Student to teacher ratio is 19:1. There are total 77 public schools, 13 private schools and 9 post secondary schools serving in the city. 79.2% residents completed high school education, 65.1% passed college exam, 20-25% completed their Bachelors degree, 15% attained a Masters Degree and 3.7% passed a Professional degree exam.
The per Capita income in the city is $22,807 that is 25% lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $50,567. Major industries in the city are health care and education industry, the retail service industry, the construction industry, the food service industry, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. Major employers of the city are Banner Health System, CSAA/AAA, Honeywell Aerospace, and Empereon Constar. The unemployment rate is 7.9% in the area, which is lower than the national average.
Small Business Development Center (SDBC) is designed for assisting small scale business and investors. Glendale Chamber of Commerce is working and contributing their noble share to the economy of the city. The agriculture sector is another important part of the economy of the region. The prominent agricultural crops in the area are cotton and hay. Additionally, cattle farming sector also contributed a lot in the economy of the city. Major cattle are sheep, milk cows, lambs and hogs. Land ownership of the city mostly belongs to Native Americans.
There is a hierarchy of government officials that managed the city. Administrative Head of the city council is Mayor Jerry Weiers and other members of the councils are responsible for their respective departments.