Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert: The fifth most populous city in Arizona. It is located in the eastern part of the state. Gilbert is known for its affluence, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Gilbert Historical Museum and the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

About

Gilbert is a city located in the county of Maricopa in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population at the 2010 census was 208,453. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 257,658 inhabitants.

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona located southeast of Phoenix. With over 257,000 residents, it is the fifth largest municipality in Arizona.

History and Development

Gilbert was founded as an agricultural town in 1901. It underwent significant suburban growth in the 1970s, transitioning into a bedroom community.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded by William "Bobby" Gilbert in 1901
  • Named the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World" in its agricultural days
  • Population exploded in the 1970s and onwards as a Phoenix suburb
  • Emerged as one of the fastest growing municipalities in the U.S.

Economy and Major Industries

Major employers today include healthcare, education, technology, government services, and retail. Prominent companies headquartered in Gilbert include:

  • GoDaddy (internet domain registrar)
  • HCP (healthcare REIT)
  • Orbital ATK (defense and aerospace technology)

The town has many shopping malls and car dealerships. Tourism is also an economic driver.

Attractions and Things to Do

Top attractions include:

  • Riparian Preserve featuring walking trails along the Salt River
  • Several public parks like Freestone Park and McQueen Recreation Center
  • Hale Theatre, Gilbert Historical Museum, and other cultural venues
  • Restaurants, bars, and shops in Heritage District
  • Annual Gilbert Days festival

Gilbert provides a family-friendly community with strong economic opportunity in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Gilbert locator map
Location of Gilbert on Arizona map.

Quick Facts about Gilbert

Population : 257,658 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Maricopa County
Postal code : 85200–85299
Phone Area Codes : 480
Water as percent of area : 0.27%
Land as percent of area : 99.73%
Altitude : 1,237 feet / 377 meters
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 09:32:51 (19th April 2024)
Population growth : 19.1% (2010-2020)
Gilbert-Gilbert Heritage District as viewed from Gilbert Rd. image
Gilbert-Gilbert Heritage District as viewed from Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert-Gilbert Heritage District as viewed from Gilbert Rd. image

Geography

Gilbert is located at 33°21'10"N 111°47'21"W (33.3528300, -111.7890300).

Gilbert map

Demographics

The population of Gilbert increased by 19.1% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 208,453 - census
2011 211,466 1.42% estimation process
2012 215,916 2.06% estimation process
2013 221,626 2.58% estimation process
2014 227,308 2.5% estimation process
2015 232,401 2.19% estimation process
2016 237,139 2% estimation process
2017 242,695 2.29% estimation process
2018 249,914 2.89% estimation process
2019 254,114 1.65% estimation process
2020 257,658 1.38% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 25,200
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 22,489
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 12.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 23,820
April 1, 2010 Population : 22,489
People under 5 years old, percentage : 2.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 10.6%
People over 65 (%) : 38.0%
Female persons, % : 51.5%
White only, percent : 95.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 2.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 4.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 91.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,411
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 8.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.8%

Gilbert zip code is 85233. County name: Maricopa, County fips: 04013

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $402,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,849
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $513
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,259
2015-2019 Households : 11,918
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.07
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 84.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 8.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 91.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 96.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 4.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.6%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 41,501
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 177,667
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,714
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $85,200
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $59,791
Percentage of people living in poverty : 4.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,937
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,366
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 765
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 190
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,435
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 307
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,341
2010 population per square mile : 1,106.2
2010 land area in square miles : 20.33
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 57.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $144,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,140
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $431
2015-2019 median gross rent : $680
2015-2019 Households : 6,530
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.08
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 75.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 37,587
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 153,926
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 361,258
2012 total retail sales per capita : $23,576
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,789
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,980
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,192
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 549
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 365
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 46
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,023
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 136
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 802
2010 population per square mile : 1,202.2
2010 land area in square miles : 12.83

People born in Gilbert (25)

People born in Gilbert, including ice hockey player Dusty Collins, football player Ryan Fitzpatrick, poker player Jim Bechtel, .

List

  • Danny Batten (American football player) he was born in 08/12/1987
  • Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. (American musician) he was born in 20/09/1979
  • Gavin Edwards (American basketball player) he was born in 15/01/1988
  • Jineane Ford (American beauty pageant contestant) she was born in 01/01/1960
  • Ryan Toolson (American basketball player) he was born in 21/03/1985
  • Shane Edwards (American professional basketball player) he was born in 31/05/1987
  • Alexander Naddour (American gymnast) he was born in 03/04/1991
  • Austin Ainge (basketball player, coach, scout) he was born in 29/09/1981
  • Juho Nykänen (Finnish footballer) he was born in 11/09/1985
  • MyKayla Skinner (American artistic gymnast) she was born in 09/12/1996
  • Phil Ortega (American baseball player) he was born in 07/10/1939
  • Tony Cascio (American footballer) he was born in 28/03/1990
  • Eddie Farnsworth (American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives) he was born in 04/05/1961
  • Nick Johnson (American basketball player) he was born in 22/12/1992
  • D. J. Peterson (baseball player) he was born in 31/12/1991
  • Stanley C. Beck he was born in 21/01/1929
  • James Pazos (American baseball player) he was born in 05/05/1991
  • Ashley Hatch (American association football player) she was born in 25/05/1995

Schools in Gilbert

College & universities near Gilbert, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
103909 Carrington College-Mesa Mesa (AZ) 85210
104443 Empire Beauty School-Chandler Chandler (AZ) 85224
104568 Avalon School of Cosmetology-Mesa Mesa (AZ) 85210
364025 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler (AZ) 85225-2499
455725 Studio Academy of Beauty Chandler (AZ) 85224

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gilbert, AZ

Code Name Address Type
PHA Phoenix (Airport), Arizona 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd. BUS
PHG Phoenix (Greyhound), Arizona 2115 East Buckeye Road BUS
PXN Phoenix (Metro Center Transit Station), Arizona 9617 North Metro Parkway West BUS
MRC Maricopa 19427 N. John Wayne Parkway RAIL

Post offices near Gilbert

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gilber Post Office Gilbert (AZ) 85234
Val Vista Post Office Gilbert (AZ) 85296
Fiesta Annex Post Office Gilbert (AZ) 85233
Chandler Post Office Chandler (AZ) 85225
Higley Post Office Higley (AZ) 85236

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Other cities in Maricopa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Maricopa County , AZ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Phoenix 1,708,127 The fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mesa 528,159 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Mesa metropolitan area.
Chandler 265,398 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Scottsdale 262,647 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Scottsdale metropolitan area.
Glendale 255,307 The second most populous city in Arizona.
Maryvale 208,189 Urban village in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tempe 200,402 The third most populous city in Arizona.
Peoria 179,872 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Tempe Junction 158,368 A census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Surprise 147,965 The seventh most populous city in Arizona.
Goodyear 90,622 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Avondale 88,914 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Buckeye 85,224 Town in Maricopa County, Arizona
Queen Creek 60,097 Town in Arizona, United States
Sun City 37,499 Census designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
El Mirage 36,481 City in Arizona

Distance to Other Cities

Gilbert distances to largest Arizona cities