The city of Glendale is a Home Rule Municipality located in an exclave of Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The population was 4,184 at the 2010 census. The city is an enclave of (i.e., surrounded by) the City and County of Denver.
Glendale, Colorado, is located at 39°42′9″N 104°56′2″W / 39.70250°N 104.93389°W / 39.70250; -104.93389 (39.702546, -104.933866).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km), all of it land (other than a short length of Cherry Creek which bisects the city from East to West). Much of the city’s limited space is devoted to commercial development, including both office and residential high rises.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,547 people, 2,630 households, and 715 families residing in the city. Almost all of the housing in the city is multi-family. The population density was 8,241.3 people per square mile (3,192.0/km²). There were 2,787 housing units at an average density of 5,051.4 per square mile (1,956.5/km²).
More than 80% of the population are renters, and many live in housing units built in the 1970s. More than 40% of Glendale’s housing units were built in the 1970s.
The racial makeup of the city was 68.15% White, 9.70% African American, 0.86% Native American, 6.20% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 9.10% from other races, and 5.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.38% of the population.
There were 2,630 households out of which 12.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 17.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 72.8% were non-families. 57.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city, the population was spread out with 13.3% under the age of 18, 21.2% from 18 to 24, 50.4% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,043, and the median income for a family was $29,521. Males had a median income of $27,674 versus $28,050 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,838. About 20.1% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.