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Encyclopedia > Glendale, Arizona
City of Glendale, Arizona

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Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°32′19″N 112°11′11″W / 33.53861, -112.18639
Country United States
State Arizona
Counties Maricopa
Government
 - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R)
Area
 - City  55.8 sq mi (144.4 km²)
 - Land  55.7 sq mi (144.2 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 246,531
 - Density 4,290.9/sq mi (1,658.1/km²)
Time zone MST (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)
Website:http://www.ci.glendale.az.us/

Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 218,812. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 239,435.[1] It is a major suburb of Phoenix. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and NLL's Arizona Sting began playing here 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 is scheduled to be played there. Both venues are part of the Westgate City Center development plan, meant to spur growth in the sparsely inhabitated Yucca district. It is also home of the family of American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... 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Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... Jobing. ... | {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971 in Tempe, Arizona. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... Westgate City Center is the name of a shopping, dining, entertainment, office and residential complex in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Jordin Brianna Sparks (born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona)[2] is an American singer. ...


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 the metro Phoenix area's first medical school, Midwestern, as well as a major post-graduate business school, Thunderbird (AGSIM). An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


The city will host an extension of the Valley Metro light rail transit line by perhaps 2011. Valley Metro, officially named the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA), is the system responsible for public transit in the area of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. ...


Glendale, along with other West Valley cities such as Peoria and Avondale, has had a long standing rivalry with cities in the East Valley. The west valley has traditionally been overlooked by many in the East Valley, as well as gaining an unrealistic and unfair "ghetto label" by the local media that report things in the news by grouping the West Valley as a whole. Example: If a murder was committed in Maryvale a suburb of Phoenix known for a high crime rate the news reports it as a murder in the West Valley. Whereas when things happen in the East Valley they specifically give a location. However, with the addition of the stadiums and Westgate development, as well as the Cibola Vista resort and other upscale developments, Glendale and Peoria are fast gaining a reputation as representing the future of the Phoenix area. Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Avondale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ...

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Geography

Glendale is located at 33°32′19″N, 112°11′11″W (33.538654, -112.186261)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 144.4 km² (55.8 mi²). 144.2 km² (55.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.13%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

City of Glendale
Population by year[2]
1910 1,000
1920 2,737
1930 3,665
1940 4,855
1950 8,172
1960 15,893
1970 36,228
1980 97,172
1990 147,864
2000 218,812
2006 246,531

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 218,812 people, 75,700 households, and 54,352 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,517.3/km² (3,929.5/mi²). There were 79,667 housing units at an average density of 552.4/km² (1,430.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.54% White, 20.69% 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


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. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


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 per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sports

The University of Phoenix 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. The stadium was featured on the TV show Modern Marvels because of its roll-out natural grass field. The stadium is scheduled to host Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (876x257, 72 KB)Cardinals Stadium, a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona; the home of the NFLs Arizona Cardinals. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (876x257, 72 KB)Cardinals Stadium, a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona; the home of the NFLs Arizona Cardinals. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... National Football Conference logo. ... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ... | {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... Modern Marvels introductory title. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ...


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). Jobing. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... NLL redirects here. ...


In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox are scheduled to share a new spring training complex and stadium in Glendale. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Education

Glendale Community College also provides tertiary education. Glendale Community College is a community college in Glendale, Arizona USA. GCC opened its doors in 1965. ... Students attend a lecture at a tertiary institution. ...


Midwestern University is a graduate college of medicine located in Glendale. Midwestern University (MWU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school of medicine with two campuses: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) in Downers Grove, Illinois and Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine(MWU/AzCOM) in Glendale, Arizona. ...


Thunderbird - School of Global Management is a graduate school specializing in international management located in Glendale. Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management is a business school in the United States, and the first and oldest graduate school specializing in international management and global business. ...


Many school districts serve the city of Glendale. School Districts are a form of Special-purpose district in the United States which serves to operate the local public primary, middle, and secondary schools. ...


The following school districts serve the city:

Deer Valley Unified School District Deer Valley Unified School District is the largest school district in the state of Arizona. ... Dysart Unified School District is a school district in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Peoria Unified School District #11 began in 1889 with 49 square miles. ... Glendale Union High School District is a school district headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, United States. ... Phoenix Union High School District is a school district based in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. ... The Washington Elementary School District provides education for more than 25,300 students in the north central Phoenix and east Glendale areas of Arizona. ...

See also

This is a list of notable past and present residents of the U.S. city of Phoenix, Arizona, and its surrounding metropolitan area. ...

References

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