Life in Glendale, Arizona

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Glendale, Arizona? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Glendale?
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Glendale Arizona has a warm and temperate climate with more rains in the winter than in the summer. Annual average temperature is 18 degrees centigrade and yearly average precipitation is 411mm. July is the driest month with 0mm while January is the wettest with a yearly average of 91mm. Being in southern California where the weather can be very harsh, Glendale experiences gusty winds, storms, mudslides and floods especially in winter.On Tuesday 29th April 2014 police were informed of a man and woman believed to have stole skin-care and teeth-whitening products worth several hundred dollars. Two days later, a Glendale man tried to steal a child's bicycle but ended up falling over and injuring himself instead. He was charged for burglary and being in possession of drugs.You couldn't say there are terrible places in Glendale. But it's well known there that the further north you go, the nicer and more expensive it becomes. Montrose is particularly very good with fairly priced homes and quite safe. It also has low crime rates and an abundance of local amenities. CapnHawk which is found around Galleria Mall is considered the most unsafe part of the town. Even crossing the road with so many people around you feels unsafe. The schools in the area aren't impressive and basic amenities are scarce.Glendale has a total population of approximately 190,000 with a population growth of -1.7 according to the 2013 statistics. There are more females than there are males (female to male ratio is 1:0.9). 56% of the total population are 15 years or older and married. Most residents (333%) speak English and about 17% are Spanish speakers. The town has very few African Americans compared to the national percentages but has a very high number of Asians compared to the national ratios. Caucasians make the largest population.
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The Glendale Galleria and Americana are two of the most popular shopping centers in the area. There, you can find almost anything you are looking for and prices are usually very fair.The Peruvian, CA Raffis Place, Carousel Restaurant, Porto's Bakery and Ricky's Fish Tacos are some of the most raved restaurants.The town has a total of 22 public schools. Some of the top rated ones include John C Flemont Elementary School, Mark Keppel Elementary School and Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School.With 56 percent of the population already married, the town is dominated by families living together so singles won't really get the best time there.
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Glendale can be said to be quiet apart from the leaf blowers who can sometimes make the place inhabitable. The beeping and slamming of garbage trucks can sometimes be too much. There is also helicopter noise, barking dogs and screaming babies.Glendale's neighbors aren't exactly different in many ways. Buckeye for example is much more rural compared to Glendale and therefore quieter. But it still has all the amenities necessary for a family with modest needs. Wal-Mart is within a few miles and there are several restaurants, a nice library and so much more. You can even make it to the museum without problems. But again you'd have to choose Glendale just because Buckeye's schools are below par.The Glendale Memorial Hospital is the main health facility in the area and is very well equipped with highly qualified personnel.When visiting Glendale or for residents keen to take a break from the norm and have a nice weekend out, there are several places you can try out. Embassy Suites is one such place which has so much to love. Vagabond Inn is also quite handy, neat and very welcoming. Then there is Extended Stay America, Glenn Capri Inn and Suites as well as Hotel Brandwood among others.
General comments   
Being pretty safe with minimal criminal activity and a fair weather, Glendale is as fair a town as you can find. The population is also well mixed with Asians, African Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians and mixed races among others all living peacefully. There are not many towns in the wider California let alone the U.S. where people co-exist in such harmony.   
Glendale, Arizona population: 226721

How many black people live in Glendale? How many white people?
Number of White People153769Percentage of White people67.8%
Number of Black People16561Percentage of Black people7.3%
Number of Hispanic People83093Percentage of Hispanic people36.7%
Number of Asian People11935Percentage of Asian people5.3%
Number of American Indian People5640Percentage of American Indian people2.5%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Glendale, Arizona

Percent college grads: 21%
Percent grad school grads: 7%
Unemployment rate: 9.4
Median house value: 207400
Median income: 51103

How many singles in Glendale?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
17269157181.1men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
599059621men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
518061470.84men for each woman

Crimes in Glendale, Arizona
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault5200%1%
Auto Theft13291%3%

Weather History for Glendale, Arizona

Glendale, Arizona Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000707159166
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Glendale, Arizona?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year19900
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000179761190

How many hot humid days a year does Glendale, Arizona have?
How many cloudy days a year does Glendale, Arizona have?
How many sunny days a year does Glendale, Arizona have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Glendale, Arizona have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year00038327187528435

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.