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Census Information

2010 Census Data Release

The Census Bureau has begun releasing 2010 Census Data. Limited data about Glendale has been released, such as total population, population by racial category, total Hispanic and Latino population, and data about housing tenure and households. As the Community Development Department reviews and analyzes the data, we will post it on these pages.

If you would like to access Census data, including data from 2010 and earlier, please visit the new American FactFinder page produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. The full release schedule for the 2010 Census data is available from the Bureau.

The City has created several web pages to publish data from the 2000 Census:

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce has also created an easy-to-use gateway to 2000 Census information about Glendale. The City has compiled selected 2000 Census data into an Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded.

The following data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Census and from the Department of Finance unless otherwise cited. Additional analysis of the Census, related socioeconomic information, and detailed residential development activity may be found in other Community Development Department reports and publications.


Reversing a long trend, the population in the City of Glendale fell to 191,719 in 2010. This was a decrease of 3,254 people from the total of 194,973 found in the 2000 Census. It is unclear why the population fell, though it is likely related to the poor economic conditions felt throughout the country in the last part of the previous decade.

Glendale's population has fluctuated over the years, with high growth in the 1920s and '30s, slower growth in the 1970's, and high growth again in the 1980's.

The California Department of Finance also provides annual population estimates. Following are the most recent estimates:



Between 1980 and 2000, Glendale grew significantly more than neighboring areas.

Glendale grew at about the same rate in the 1990's as the County: 8.3% vs. 7.4%. Newer cities in the County grew at much higher rates. Santa Clarita grew by 36.2% and Palmdale by 69.5%. Growth in all nearby areas slowed dramatically over the last decade.


The population density in the city has also increased over time as available land has been developed. The overall density for the city is 6,373 people per square mile, but this varies widely--hillside areas have densities as low as 1,133 people per square mile while some Census tracts near downtown exceed 30,000 people per square mile. Since the population hasn't changed much since 2000, densities haven't changed significantly since then.

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