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Gilbert, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gilbert is the 5th largest city in Arizona with a population of 246,336 as of July 1, 2016. Gilbert ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gilbert is located at latitude 33.3103 and longitude -111.7431 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gilbert (see map below) encompass a land area of 67.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The Town of Gilbert (GNIS ID: 2412682) 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 Gilbert is located within Chandler Division of Maricopa County.

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

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Gilbert, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 246,336
Population in Households 246,007
Population in Familes 215,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 329
Population Density1 3,630
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 80,961
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 62,468
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58,464 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,497 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,671 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $272,494
Average Home Value $326,912


Median Household Income $85,187
Average Household Income $98,458
Per Capita Income $32,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.72% 1.93%
Households 2.51% 1.83%
Families 2.4% 1.75%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Gilbert, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbert 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 166 63rd
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 47 90th

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