Glendale, AZ

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Population

241,543

0.667% growth

Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$49,383

5.48% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

108,079

1.02% growth

Median Property Value

$180,500

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, Glendale, AZ had a population of 242k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $49,383. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Glendale, AZ grew from 239,943 to 241,543, a 0.667% increase and its median household income grew from $46,817 to $49,383, a 5.48% increase.

The population of Glendale, AZ is 48.6% White Alone, 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.85% Black or African American Alone. 31.6% of the people in Glendale, AZ speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glendale, AZ are Glendale Community College (4,145 degrees awarded in 2016), Midwestern University-Glendale (913 degrees), and Arizona Automotive Institute (451 degrees).

The median property value in Glendale, AZ is $180,500, and the homeownership rate is 54.2%. Most people in Glendale, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Glendale, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Glendale, AZ employs 108k people. The largest industries in Glendale, AZ are Retail Trade (15,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,274 people), and Construction (8,836 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,850), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,813), and Utilities ($64,313).

Median household income in Glendale, AZ is $49,383. Males in Glendale, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Glendale, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,383

2017 value

± $1,804

5.48%

1 Year Growth

± 4.31%

Households in Glendale, AZ have a median annual income of $49,383, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,817 in 2016, which represents a 5.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Glendale, AZ made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Glendale, AZ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Glendale, AZ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Glendale, AZ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Glendale, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6178

  2. Census Tract 927.21

  3. Census Tract 6141

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glendale, AZ was Census Tract 6178 with a value of $107,375, followed by Census Tract 927.21 and Census Tract 6141, with respective values of $99,896 and $99,595.

The following map shows all of the places in Glendale, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glendale, AZ (48.3k out of 238k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    37,060 ± 1,556

  2. Hispanic

    26,343 ± 1,261

  3. Black

    4,423 ± 543

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glendale, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

108k

2017 Value

± 2,295

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glendale, AZ grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 107k employees to 108k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glendale, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,649 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,408 people), and Management Occupations (9,136 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glendale, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Glendale, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,649 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,408 people), and Management Occupations (9,136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glendale, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.37 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.37 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Glendale, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,984), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,145), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

108k

2017 Value

± 2,295

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Glendale, AZ grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 107k employees to 108k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glendale, AZ, are Retail Trade (15,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,274 people), and Construction (8,836 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glendale, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Glendale, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Glendale, AZ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (15,691 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,274 people), and Construction (8,836 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Glendale, AZ has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.42 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.34 times), and Construction (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Glendale, AZ, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,850), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,813), and Utilities ($64,313).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $20.7B and Electronics and $16.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86% of the population of Glendale, AZ has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 24.8% on Medicaid, 7.82% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Glendale, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Glendale, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

40.9%

Employer Coverage

24.8%

Medicaid

7.82%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

2.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glendale, AZ declined by 10.7% from 15.7% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Glendale, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Glendale, AZ is home to a population of 242k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.5% of Glendale, AZ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Glendale, AZ is composed of 117k White Alone residents (48.6%), 90k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.3%), 14.1k Black or African American Alone residents (5.85%), 10.3k Asian Alone residents (4.26%), 5.9k Two or More Races residents (2.44%), 2.99k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.24%), 436 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.181%), and 400 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.166%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Glendale, AZ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (53,324 speakers), Vietnamese (2,241 speakers), and Arabic (2,165 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Glendale, AZ was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Glendale, AZ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Glendale, AZ residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 17.5% of Glendale, AZ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Glendale, AZ was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Glendale, AZ was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Glendale, AZ residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Glendale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Glendale, AZ was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    117k ± 2.88k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    90k ± 3.43k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    14.1k ± 1.24k

In 2017, there were 1.3 times more White Alone residents (117k people) in Glendale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 90k Hispanic or Latino and 14.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Glendale, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    53,324 speakers (24.5%)

  2. Vietnamese

    2,241 speakers (1.03%)

  3. Arabic

    2,165 speakers (0.994%)

31.6% of Glendale, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Glendale, AZ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 24.5% of the overall population of Glendale, AZ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.03% speak Vietnamese and 0.994% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,073 ± 397

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,855 ± 333

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,111 ± 282

Glendale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Glendale, AZ awarded 6,269 degrees. The student population of Glendale, AZ is skewed towards women, with 11,419 male students and 12,663 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glendale, AZ are White (3,094 and 50.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,768 and 28.7%), Asian (358 and 5.81%), and Unknown (310 and 5.03%).

The largest universities in Glendale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Glendale Community College (4,145 and 66.1%), Midwestern University-Glendale (913 and 14.6%), and Arizona Automotive Institute (451 and 7.19%).

The most popular majors in Glendale, AZ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,177 and 34.7%), General Business Administration & Management (427 and 6.81%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (320 and 5.1%).

The median tuition costs in Glendale, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 197 degrees awarded

  2. 1,142 degrees awarded

  3. 226 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Glendale, AZ was Medical Assistant with 197 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Glendale, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,145 degrees awarded

  2. 913 degrees awarded

  3. 451 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Glendale, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Glendale Community College with 4,145 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,074

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,195

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,074 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Glendale, AZ, which is 0.962 times less than the 3,195 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,094 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,768 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    358 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Glendale, AZ were to White students. These 3,094 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,768 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Glendale, AZ was $180,500 in 2017, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,400 to $180,500, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Glendale, AZ is 54.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Glendale, AZ have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Glendale, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,383

Median Household Income

± $1,804

81.4k

Number of Households

± 1,961

In 2017, the median household income of the 81.4k households in Glendale, AZ grew to $49,383 from the previous year's value of $46,817.

The following chart displays the households in Glendale, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$180,500

2017 Median

± $3,031

$163,400

2016 Median

± $2,646

In 2017, the median property value in Glendale, AZ grew to to $180,500 from the previous year's value of $163,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Glendale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Glendale, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Glendale, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Glendale, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%

2017 Homeownership

54%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.2% of the housing units in Glendale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Glendale, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Glendale, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Glendale, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glendale, AZ have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Glendale, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Glendale, AZ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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