Gilbert, Arizona Population 2019
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.
Population Density and City Size
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.
Population Demographics in Gilbert
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.
Population Growth in Gilbert
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.
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