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Gila Bend, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gila Bend had a population of 2,024 as of July 1, 2016. Gila Bend ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gila Bend is located at latitude 32.9662 and longitude -112.7155 in Maricopa County. 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. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Town of Gila Bend (GNIS ID: 2412681) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Gila Bend is located within Gila Bend Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gila Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 2,024
Population in Households 2,024
Population in Familes 1,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 697
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 502
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (29.6%)
Median Home Value $66,057
Average Home Value $88,472


Median Household Income $29,125
Average Household Income $42,401
Per Capita Income $14,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 1.07%
Households 0.8% 1.07%
Families 1.16% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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, 2016 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 # 151 67th
Population Density1 # 392 13th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 350 23rd
Per Capita Income # 308 32nd

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