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"The Jewel City"

Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of Glendale is 34.142N. The longitude is -118.254W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 522 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 200,499.


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Median household income
Local
$41,805
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Glendale demographic reports
Glendale is at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Mason
· Riverdale
· Riverside
Originally part of the Rancho San Rafael, which also included present-day Burbank, Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

Grew with the land boom that followed construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Birthplace of Big Boy restaurants
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 363. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Pleasantville"
· 2006 movie, "Click"
· 2007 movie, "Superbad"
Setting for James M. Cain's "Mildred Pierce"
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 5 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $1,936.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nicole Eggert, actress
· Erika Eleniak, actress
· Tim Matheson, actor
· Eric Lloyd, actor
· Edward Weston, photographer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Verdugo Mountains
Historic sites and museums: Doctors' House, Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Museum
Colleges and universities: Glendale Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 103

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Neighborhoods in Glendale include Adams Hill, Brockmont, Chevy Chase Canyon, Citrus Grove, City Center, College Hills, Crescenta Highlands, El Miradero, Emerald Isle, Fremont Park ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Glendale include Adams Hill, Brockmont, Chevy Chase Canyon, Citrus Grove, City Center, College Hills, Crescenta Highlands, El Miradero, Emerald Isle, Fremont Park ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Glendale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 91204 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Glendale residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glendale ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glendale was $22,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Glendale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Glendale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $687.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,936.


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Libraries

Libraries in Glendale include Brand Library, Casa Verdugo Branch Library, Chevy Chase Branch Library, Glendale Public Library, Grandview Branch Library, Montrose Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Glendale include Glendale News-Press

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glendale political report.

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Glendale restaurants taking online reservations include Crocodile Cafe - Glendale, Minx Restaurant and Lounge ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Glendale workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Glendale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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