Gilbert, Arizona Population 2024

277,490

Gilbert is a city located in Maricopa County and Pinal County Arizona. Gilbert has a 2024 population of 277,490. Gilbert is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 269,173 in 2020.

The average household income in Gilbert is $137,425 with a poverty rate of 5.51%. The median age in Gilbert is 35.4 years: 34.8 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

One of the 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.

Gibert Population Statistics

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 nearly doubled at the time of the 2010 census. The current estimates show that the population is up almost 14% since the last census, proving that Gilbert is only continuing to grow larger.

Gilbert Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gilbert was:

  • White: 75.58%
  • Two or more races: 9.99%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.06%
  • Other race: 3.46%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
68.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,041.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.09% (8,317)
The current population of Gilbert, Arizona is 277,490 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 269,173.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White202,00075.58%
Two or more races26,6989.99%
Asian16,2916.1%
Black or African American10,8474.06%
Other race9,2363.46%
Native American2,0310.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1640.06%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gilbert Population by Race

Gilbert Population Pyramid 2024

Gilbert Median Age

35.4

Total

34.8

Male

35.9

Female

Gilbert Adults

There are 188,824 adults, (27,390 of whom are seniors) in Gilbert.

Gilbert Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilbert Sex Ratio

Female135,00850.51%
Male132,25949.49%

Gilbert Population by Age

Gilbert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All90,2992.9574.725.3
Married55,4583.4985.314.7
Non Family20,4631.3357.842.2
Female9,2733.2956.643.4
Male5,1052.9659.640.4

3.33

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilbert Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3,7572.26%
Associates Degree18,15510.92%
Bachelors Degree50,81730.55%
Graduate Degree27,48016.52%
High School Graduate26,05015.66%
Less Than 9th Grade2,3931.44%
Some College37,67322.65%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White118,188115,33057,818
Hispanic24,39022,4538,101
Asian11,69010,9106,998
2+ Races11,63910,8515,048
Black6,3896,0172,469
Other Race6,0345,3951,729
Native American1,1681,100510
Islander13111560

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.86%.

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$77,089$102,789$56,997
Graduate Degree$93,954$114,716$69,964
High School Graduate$47,018$55,602$38,214
Less Than 9th Grade$35,733$40,640$32,190
Overall$65,890$83,480$52,448
Some College$56,178$68,462$44,372

$65,890

Average Earnings

$83,480

Average Male

$52,448

Average Female

Gilbert Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilbert Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilbert Language

85.36% of Gilbert residents speak only English, while 14.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.25% of the population.

Gilbert Language

Gilbert Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White178,5018,6254.83%
Hispanic46,7283,1476.73%
Multiple26,3641,7326.57%
Black10,7121,10910.35%
Asian16,2747154.39%
Other9,1466787.41%
Native1,9091678.75%
Islander164169.76%

5.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.82%

Male Poverty Rate

6.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilbert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Black, with 10.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Asian, with 4.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.03%.

Gilbert Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.16%
High School6.49%
Some College4.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.97%
Female Unemployed19.55%
Female Employed2.57%
Male Employed2.41%

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilbert Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$127,707$149,818
Households$115,179$137,425
Married Families$141,272$162,633
Non Families$67,607$83,548

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilbert Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilbert Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gilbert Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gilbert Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilbert Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12,260

Number of Veterans

11,017

Male Veterans

1,243

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War3,874
Second Gulf War3,788
Vietnam3,161
Korea294
World War II121

Gilbert Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 544,535
55 to 642,223
75+2,047
65 to 742,034
18 to 341,421

Gilbert Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9,9026.81%
Hispanic1,6915.73%
2+ Races9366.52%
Black5086.91%
Asian4323.42%
Other Race3164.4%
Native American1418.61%
Islander2517.24%

Gilbert Veterans by Race

Gilbert Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilbert Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gilbert Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilbert Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilbert Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.58%

Born in Gilbert

90.29%

Native Born

9.71%

Foreign Born

3.03%

Non Citizen

6.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.29% of Gilbert residents were born in the United States, with 39.58% having been born in Arizona. 3.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gilbert Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029287,8862,0790.73%
2028285,8072,0790.73%
2027283,7282,0800.74%
2026281,6482,0790.74%
2025279,5692,0790.75%
2024277,4902,0790.75%
2023275,4111560.06%
2022275,2552,0760.76%
2021273,1794,0061.49%
2020269,17315,0645.93%
2019254,1094,1951.68%
2018249,9147,2182.97%
2017242,6965,5572.34%
2016237,1394,7382.04%
2015232,4015,0962.24%
2014227,3055,6902.57%
2013221,6155,7132.65%
2012215,9024,4532.11%
2011211,4491,9780.94%
2010209,47100%
2000109,69780,509275.83%
199029,18823,471410.55%
19805,7173,717185.85%
19702,00020011.11%
19601,8001,000125%
1940800-287,086-99.72%
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Gilbert Population by Year