Gilbert, Arizona Population 2021

262,514
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Gilbert is a city located in Maricopa County Arizona. With a 2020 population of 262,514, it is the 6th largest city in Arizona and the 86th largest city in the United States . Gilbert is currently growing at a rate of 1.63% annually and its population has increased by 25.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 208,453 in 2010. Gilbert reached it's highest population of 262,514 in 2021. Spanning over 69 miles, Gilbert has a population density of 3,834 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gilbert is $113,964 with a poverty rate of 5.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,518 per month, and the median house value is $328,700. The median age in Gilbert is 34.1 years, 33.6 years for males, and 34.5 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: 82.73%
  • Asian: 5.71%
  • Two or more races: 4.13%
  • Black or African American: 3.89%
  • Other race: 2.54%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Gilbert, Arizona is 262,514 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 249,914.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 208,453.

Gilbert, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White201,25382.73%
Asian13,8795.71%
Two or More Races10,0354.13%
Black or African American9,4703.89%
Some Other Race6,1902.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9930.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4340.18%
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Gilbert Population by Race

Gilbert Population Pyramid $2021

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Gilbert Median Age

34.1


Total

33.6


Male

34.5


Female

Gilbert Adults

There are 170,520 adults, (22,796 of whom are seniors) in Gilbert.

Gilbert Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilbert Sex Ratio

Female

125,274

51.50%

Male

117,980

48.50%

Gilbert Population by Age

Gilbert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gilbert Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All73.7%26.3%
Male60.9%39.1%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female54.9%45.1%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilbert Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All77,6323.1373.7
Married48,9103.6682.2
Non Family17,3521.4260.8
Female7,5573.4454.9
Male3,8133.3660.9

3.54

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Gilbert Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0191.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,5702.38%
High School Graduate24,71216.47%
Some College37,90525.27%
Associates Degree15,20710.14%
Bachelors Degree43,60929.07%
Graduate Degree22,98215.32%
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Gilbert Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White109,169106,58749,925
Hispanic22,10720,2066,589
Asian9,3138,6966,033
Black5,4325,0832,235
Other Race4,2103,634867
2+ Races3,3163,2351,418
Native American1,2521,218482
Islander332287185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.78%.

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,974$68,107$42,478
Less Than 9th Grade$30,240$31,499$23,469
High School Graduate$38,468$47,849$30,484
Some College$46,284$58,771$36,709
Bachelors Degree$63,584$81,965$49,428
Graduate Degree$76,194$96,834$57,547

$52,974

Average Earnings

$68,107

Average Male

$42,478

Average Female

Gilbert Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilbert Language by Age

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Gilbert Language

86.10% of Gilbert residents speak only English, while 13.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.72% of the population.

Gilbert Language

Gilbert Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White168,1907,7334.60%
Hispanic41,4862,6826.46%
Asian13,8601,0217.37%
Black9,3478018.57%
Multiple9,9797367.38%
Other6,1594397.13%
Islander4346114.06%
Native1,993522.61%

5.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.61%

Male Poverty Rate

5.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilbert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Islander, with 14.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Native, with 2.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.65%.

Gilbert Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.26%
High School7.62%
Some College4.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.84%
Male Unemployed13.19%
Female Employed3.40%
Male Employed2.09%

Gilbert Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilbert Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,857$113,964
Families$105,664$123,342
Married Families$115,951$134,078
Non Families$56,528$72,278
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Income by Household Type

Gilbert Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilbert Married by Age and Sex

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Gilbert Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gilbert Marital Status by Race

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Gilbert Marital Status

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11,916

Number of Veterans

10,744

Male Veterans

1,172

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War3,473
Vietnam3,403
Second Gulf War3,198
Korea654
World War II206

Gilbert Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,293
65 to 742,238
55 to 642,111
75+2,011
18 to 341,263

Gilbert Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,2297.16%
Hispanic1,3975.20%
Black69510.98%
Asian4184.05%
Other Race2414.87%
2+ Races2195.48%
Native American815.36%
Islander338.64%

Gilbert Veterans by Race

Gilbert Veterans by Education

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4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilbert Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gilbert Employment by Age

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Gilbert Employment by Race

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Gilbert Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.29%

Born in Gilbert

90.70%

Native Born

9.30%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

6.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.70% of Gilbert residents were born in the United States, with 39.29% having been born in Arizona. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gilbert Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021262,5144,2001.63%
2020258,3144,2001.65%
2019254,1144,2001.68%
2018249,9147,2192.97%
2017242,6955,5562.34%
2016237,1394,7382.04%
2015232,4015,0932.24%
2014227,3085,6822.56%
2013221,6265,7102.64%
2012215,9164,4502.10%
2011211,4661,9730.94%
2010209,49399,7966.68%
2000109,69780,50914.16%
199029,18823,47117.71%
19805,7173,71711.07%
19702,0002001.06%
19601,8001,0004.14%
19408000.00%

Gilbert Population by Year