Glendale is a city in the county of Los Angeles, California. A relatively small suburb of LA by population but still the second most populous city in the county with over 200 thousand people. Glendale lies immediately to the north of Burbank and Pasadena, about 13 miles from Downtown LA.
Glendale has a wide range of attractions, such as museums, enough retail to fill any die-hard shopper’s needs, and a large number of parks and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Glendale also hosts the annual LA Christmas Carnival at the beginning of December every year.
Glendale is somewhat unusual in that several major companies are headquartered or operated out of the city, even though it is relatively small by population standards.
In addition to being a traditional bedroom community for residents who work in nearby LA, Glendale also has a thriving commercial sector and major employer in the massive Glendale Marketplace shopping center, which is anchored by Target and Best Buy.
The Marketplace is a major destination for residents of Burbank, as well as the Northwest San Fernando Valley in general, and over a million people come through each month to shop or eat at its many restaurants and shops.
According to the US Census Bureau, Glendale has a population of 196,543 people, with an average household size of 2.37 people per household and an average family size of 3.08 people per family. The median age in Glendale is 34 years old, slightly younger than both the national US average, at 37 years old, as well as the California state average of 35.
The vast majority of Glendale’s residents are native-born Americans, with just 5% of residents born in another country. Glendale’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, meaning that the city tends to have hot and dry summers and mild winters with very little rainfall.
The city experiences a fair amount of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of 263 sunny days each year. On average, Glendale gets 13 inches of rain each year, most of this rainfall in the winter months, when cold fronts come through from Canada and introduce a lot of moisture into the region. Snowfall is very rare in Glendale, but even if it does snow, it usually melts by noon due to the high amount of sunshine the city gets. If you’re looking for a famous neighborhood in Los Angeles, check out Hollywood.