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Gila Bend, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gila Bend is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 32.9662 and longitude -112.7155. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 735 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Gila Bend, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gila Bend, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gila Bend indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Gila Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 64.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gila Bend: Big Bend, Gila Bend Station, Gila Ranch, Gila Station, Old Fort, Opansoitak, Opasoitac, Rinconada, San Simon y Judas, Santos Apostoles San Simon y Judas, Tesota, Tezotal, Uhupat Oidak, Uparsoytac, Upasoitac, Uupatoitak.

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Gila Bend, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,935
Population in Households 1,935
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 671
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 485
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $90,034
Average Home Value $104,132


Median Household Income $30,734
Average Household Income $40,532
Per Capita Income $13,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.58%
Households 0.25% 0.68%
Families 0.89% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gila Bend, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gila Bend to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 153 66th
Population Density1 # 388 15th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 314 31st
Per Capita Income # 315 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.