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Welcome to Glendale ...

The city of Glendale is located in Los Angeles County.

When the people of Glendale<1> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Glendalian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Glendale has a population of 203,054 people<3> (see below for details).

Glendale was incorporated February 15, 1906.

The community of Glendale is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Glendale lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Glendale: (818) and (747)<5>

The ZIP codes for Glendale: 91201-91210, 91221-91222, 91225-91226, 91740-91741<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glendale had a population of 191,719 people. This makes Glendale the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Glendale represents 0.51% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 191,719 people, the population of Glendale decreased 1.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 194,973 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Glendale had an population of 203,054 people. This is an increase of 5.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Glendale.

Communities near Glendale ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Glendale and not the distance if driven.<7>.

Community   2017
Compton   [Map]   97,612   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
El Monte   [Map]   116,109   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Inglewood   [Map]   110,598   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Los Angeles   [Map]   3,999,759   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Norwalk   [Map]   106,084   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Glendale.

Communities Also Named Glendale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Glendale: This one is located in Los Angeles County and the other is located in Humboldt County.

Beyond California, there are 108 communities that are also named Glendale - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois (4), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (5), Missouri (5), Montana, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (4), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina (5), South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Glendale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glendale. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glendale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glendale. Our list includes 24 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Glendale:

Websites for Glendale ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glendale ...

Looking for more information about Glendale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Glendale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Glendale.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Glendale was previously known as Tropico. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Glendale.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Glendale refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Glendale may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glendale.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glendale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (747) is an overlay for area code (818).

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<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Glendale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glendale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Glendale includes: 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91206, 91207, 91208, 91209, 91221, 91225, 91740 & 91741.

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Glendale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glendale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glendale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glendale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1426, Longitude: -118.2550     [Map].

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