Glendale Arizona is surrounded by Avondale, Phoenix, Buckeye and Goodyear. The area covered by the city is 55.8 sq. miles and the city’s population is about 229,331 residents. The male percentage of the population is 49.8% and females comprise 50.2%. The median resident age is roughly 34.5 years. English (69%), Spanish (24%) and 7% of other languages are spoken.
The education system of the area is quite good with special measures taken for the improvement of the literacy rate. Student to teacher ratio is 19:1 and there are a total of 77 public schools, 13 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools serving in the city. Interestingly 79.2% of residents completed high school education, 65.1% passed college exam, 20-25% completed their Bachelor’s degree, 15% attained a Master’s Degree and 3.7% passed a Professional degree exam.
The per Capita income in the city is $22,807 which is 25% lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $50,567 with the major industries in the city are the health care and education industry, the retail service industry, the construction industry, the foodservice industry, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. Major employers of the city are Banner Health System, CSAA/AAA, Honeywell Aerospace, and Empereon Constar. The unemployment rate is 7.9% in the area, which is lower than the national average.
Small Business Development Center (SDBC) is designed for assisting small-scale businesses and investors. Glendale Chamber of Commerce is working and contributing its noble share to the economy of the city. The agriculture sector is another important part of the economy of the region. The prominent agricultural crops in the area are cotton and hay. Additionally, the cattle farming sector also contributed a lot in the economy of the city. Major cattle are sheep, milk cows, lambs and hogs. Land ownership of the city mostly belongs to Native Americans.
There is a hierarchy of government officials in the city of Glendale that managed the city. The administrative head of the city council is Mayor Jerry Weiers and other members of the council are responsible for their respective departments.
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