Glendale 70 Average
Glendale Livability #354 ranked city in California#12,824 ranked city in the USARanks better than 56% of areas
A+ Glendale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Glendale Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than California
Glendale
16565% more expensive than the US average
California
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Glendale cost of living
A Glendale Crime Total crime is 37% lower than California
Total crime
1,74530% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5830% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Glendale crime
D+ Glendale Employment Household income is 12% lower than California
Median household income
$56,0691% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,5416% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Glendale employment
D Glendale Housing Home value is 56% higher than California
Median home value
$639,700246% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35543% higher than the US average
Home ownership
35%46% lower than the US average
Glendale real estate or Glendale rentals
C Glendale Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Glendale K-12 schools
C+ Glendale User Ratings There are a total of 22 ratings in Glendale
Overall user rating
67% 22 total ratings
User reviews rating
52% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 16 total surveys
all Glendale poll results

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      Living in Glendale, CA

      Glendale, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 197,895 residents. Glendale has a population density of 6,503 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 72%, the majority of the Glendale population is White; this is followed by 16% Asian and 2% Black. Glendale is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 59% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Glendale can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Glendale, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

      Glendale, CA receives 73/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #262 in California and #6,719 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Glendale has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A) and weather (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Glendale. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Glendale has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: The Americana at Brand, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, and Glendale Galleria.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Glendale gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 135 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      The Glendale unemployment rate (0%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Glendale is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Glendale come in at $639,700, which is 56.3% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Glendale, the home price to income ratio is 11.4, which is 78.1% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Glendale were 5.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.5%.

      Glendale transportation information

      StatisticGlendaleCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Source: The Glendale, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).