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Gilbert, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Gilbert is the 5th largest city in Arizona with a population of 254,859 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gilbert, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 254,859
Daytime Population: Workers 78,425
Daytime Population: Residents 126,606
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 205,031
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 254,510
Population in Familes 222,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 349
Population Density2 3,755
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $83,857
Average Household Income $99,819
Per Capita Income $32,817


Total Housing Units 88,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60,630 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,233 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,756 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $277,948
Average Home Value $323,673


Total Households 83,863
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 64,735
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 2.82% 2.16%
Households 2.66% 2.07%
Families 2.57% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 164 64th
Median Household Income # 14 97th
Per Capita Income # 49 89th

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