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Gila Bend, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gila Bend had a population of 2,124 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,124
Daytime Population: Workers 1,040
Daytime Population: Residents 1,321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,124
Population in Familes 1,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $30,418
Average Household Income $45,413
Per Capita Income $14,932


Total Housing Units 1,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $72,414
Average Home Value $100,638


Total Households 732
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 526
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.4% 1.62%
Households 1.37% 1.61%
Families 1.65% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 2017 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 # 144 69th
Population Density # 389 14th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 338 25th
Per Capita Income # 306 32nd

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