Gilbert, Arizona Population 2018

Gilbert is a town located in the state of Arizona in the Phoenix metro area. It is located in Maricopa County. One of the most unique things about Gilbert is that it is the most populated incorporated town in the nation. Its population makes it the sixth-largest municipality in the state. The last recorded population count was 208,453 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Current estimates show that this number has risen to 237,133. Gilbert has a total area of over 68 square miles, with a population density exceeding 3,487 people per square mile. Maricopa has repeatedly been named as one of the fastest growing municipalities in the county, as well as one of the safest places to live in the US.

Over 81% of Gilbert’s population is white. More than 15% of people in Gilbert are of Hispanic or Latino origin. Just over 3% of residents are black, 4.7% are Asian, 5.97% are from another race, and 3.73% are mixed race. Native Americans and Pacific Islanders each account for less than 1% of Gilbert’s population. There are more men than women in Gilbert, with males making up 50.22% of the total population. Over 33% of the population is under age 18, while just 5.3% are over 65. The municipality has a high percentage of Mormon residents. The residents of Gilbert are also very educated, with over 92% of residents age 25 or older holding at least a high school diploma or GED, while over 37% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and over 10% have obtained a master’s degree or higher. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Gilbert has seen substantial population growth, going from just 5,717 residents in 1980 to over 100,000 in 2000. The city’s population then nearly doubled at the time of the 2010 census. The current estimates show that the population is up nearly 14% since the last census, proving that Gilbert is only continuing to grow larger.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017242,3545,2192.20%
2016237,1354,7362.04%
2015232,3995,1022.24%
2014227,2975,6942.57%
2013221,6035,7182.65%
2012215,8854,4582.11%
2011211,4271,9810.95%
2010209,44699,7496.68%
2000109,69780,50914.16%
199029,18823,47117.71%
19805,7173,71711.07%
19702,0002001.06%
19601,8001,0004.14%
19408000.00%

Gilbert Population in 2018Source: User:Marine 69-71 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White189,933
Asian14,003
Two or More Races8,518
Black or African American6,810
Some Other Race5,068
American Indian and Alaska Native2,034
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander466

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Gilbert Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Gilbert Median Age

33.3


Total

32.8


Male

33.6


Female

Gilbert Adults

There are 155,607 adults, (18,827 of which are seniors) in Gilbert.

Gilbert Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilbert Sex Ratio

Female

115,925

51.11%

Male

110,907

48.89%

Gilbert Households and Families

Gilbert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gilbert Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All71.6%28.4%
Male60.5%39.5%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Female54.1%45.9%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilbert Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,9033.1571.6
Married45,2653.6679.6
Non Family15,5901.3859.5
Female7,7143.554.1
Male3,3343.7360.5

3.55

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gilbert Households

Gilbert Education

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2921.65%
9th to 12th Grade3,6922.66%
High School Graduate22,83816.48%
Some College36,34726.23%
Associates Degree14,61710.55%
Bachelors Degree38,96128.11%
Graduate Degree19,84914.32%

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,73999,91645,260
Hispanic19,05916,9815,379
Asian9,1838,3515,373
Black4,2154,0411,581
Other Race3,0732,550750
Multiple Races2,5642,5161,047
Native American1,2051,185313
Islander34431588

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 58.51%.

Gilbert Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,203$60,812$39,148
Less Than High School$30,013$30,627$26,579
High School Grad$35,320$43,617$29,917
Some College$42,509$55,002$33,921
Bachelors Degree$59,339$73,896$45,504
Graduate Degree$71,434$92,827$53,828

$49,203

Average Earnings

$60,812

Average Male

$39,148

Average Female

Gilbert Language

Gilbert Language by Age

Gilbert Language

86.20% of Gilbert residents speak only English, while 13.80% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.38% of the population.

Gilbert Poverty

Gilbert Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White160,5929,0245.62%
Hispanic36,2172,2196.13%
Asian13,9571,0857.77%
Multiple8,4747148.43%
Black6,7535357.92%
Native2,03437918.63%
Other5,0413316.57%
Islander4617015.18%

6.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.63%

Male Poverty Rate

6.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilbert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Native, with 18.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is White, with 5.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.03%.

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.50%
High School7.99%
Some College5.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.68%
Male Unemployed12.84%
Female Employed3.86%
Male Employed2.38%

Gilbert Income

Gilbert Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$85,581$100,867
Families$93,935$108,521
Married Families$103,469$118,784
Non Families$52,945$65,099

Gilbert Marital Status

Gilbert Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilbert Married by Age and Sex

Gilbert Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Gilbert Marital Status by Race

Gilbert Veterans

Gilbert Veterans by War

11,751

Number of Veterans

10,646

Male Veterans

1,105

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,834
First Gulf War3,246
Second Gulf War1,997
Korea758
World War II258

Gilbert Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,195
65 to 742,650
55 to 642,259
75+1,594
18 to 341,053

Gilbert Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,1687.73%
Hispanic1,0084.40%
Black64213.38%
Asian4474.39%
2 or More1765.26%
Other1433.96%
Indian1076.99%
Hawaiian6816.92%

Gilbert Veterans by Education

4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilbert Employment Status

Gilbert Employment by Age

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gilbert Employment by Race

Gilbert Employment by Education

Gilbert Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.66%

Born in Arizona

90.56%

Native Born

9.44%

Foreign Born

3.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.56% of Gilbert residents were born in the United States, with 38.66% having been born in Arizona. 3.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.