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Welcome to Glendale ...

The city of Glendale is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Glendale, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

The city was incorporated February 15, 1906.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glendale has a population of 199,587 people<3> (see below for details).

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>

In the past, Glendale was named Tropico.

Websites for Glendale ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glendale had an population of 199,587 people. This is an increase of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Glendale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Glendale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glendale.

  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
  • El Monte
  • Downey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
    • Downey lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Glendale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,202 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<8>
  • Inglewood
  • West Covina
  • Norwalk
  • Compton
  • South Gate
  • Santa Monica

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glendale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glendale.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Glendale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glendale. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Glendale.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Glendale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glendale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Glendale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Glendale post office opened in 1891.

We also found Glendale in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Glendale.

The official website for Glendale:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glendale.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glendale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (747) is an overlay for area code (818).
<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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 GlendaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1426, Longitude: -118.2550    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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