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Gila Bend, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gila Bend had a population of 2,136 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 2,136
Population in Households 2,136
Population in Familes 1,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $34,120
Average Household Income $51,265
Per Capita Income $16,900


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $74,495
Average Home Value $107,957


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 531
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.29% 1.39%
Households 1.29% 1.35%
Families 1.57% 1.32%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   4.39%

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, 2018 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 68th
Population Density # 389 14th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 313 31st
Per Capita Income # 298 34th

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