The city of Glendale is the third-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest in the state of California. It stretches across 30.5 square miles in the San Fernando Valley, split by the Verdugo Mountains and offers residents a suburban retreat just outside of heavily populated Greater Los Angeles Area, making it a desirable place to own real estate in Los Angeles County.
The 2010 U.S. Census of Population and Housing found that the total number of housing units in the city was 75,007 with a large number, 95.3 percent, of them occupied by either homeowners or renters. Only 4.7 percent of existing homes were recorded as vacant. The average home value in 2010 was $635,100.
According to the Census, Glendale had a population of 191,719, averaging 6,268.6 people per square mile. The data also listed the median age of residents of Glendale as roughly 40 years old, while the population was spread out with 21.6 percent of the population under 19 years of age. From 2000 to 2010, the population slipped 1.7 percent while the overall population of California grew 10 percent.