Gilbert, Arizona Population 2020

258,935

Gilbert is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. With a 2020 population of 258,935, 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 2.10% annually and its population has increased by 24.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 208,453 in 2010. Spanning over 69 miles, Gilbert has a population density of 3,781 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gilbert is $108,940 with a poverty rate of 5.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,429 per month, and the median house value is $310,400. The median age in Gilbert is 33.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males.

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: 82.79%
  • Asian: 5.95%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Black or African American: 3.63%
  • Other race: 2.51%
  • Native American: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Gilbert, Arizona is 258,935, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 248,279. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 208,453.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White196,60682.79%
Asian14,1355.95%
Two or More Races9,4403.98%
Black or African American8,6163.63%
Some Other Race5,9592.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,2900.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4380.18%

Gilbert Population Pyramid 2020

Gilbert Median Age

33.9


Total

33.2


Male

34.4


Female

Gilbert Adults

There are 164,703 adults, (21,498 of whom are seniors) in Gilbert.

Gilbert Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilbert Sex Ratio

Female

122,005

51.37%

Male

115,479

48.63%

Gilbert Households and Families

Gilbert Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gilbert Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Male61.1%38.9%
Female53.5%46.5%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All75,5093.1472.7
Married47,5063.6880.8
Non Family16,8121.4261.2
Female7,6883.4253.5
Male3,5033.4661.1

3.55

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gilbert Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9651.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,9302.69%
High School Graduate24,17316.55%
Some College37,01025.34%
Associates Degree15,15310.38%
Bachelors Degree41,87528.68%
Graduate Degree21,92515.01%

Gilbert Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White106,556103,82948,336
Hispanic21,38619,3366,057
Asian9,4468,7896,021
Black4,9074,5711,937
Other Race3,9223,310786
Multiple Races3,1063,0281,218
Native American1,3621,321356
Islander336297146

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,521$64,865$40,497
Less Than High School$30,294$31,724$24,389
High School Grad$36,245$45,543$28,763
Some College$44,556$57,298$35,330
Bachelors Degree$62,587$79,303$48,007
Graduate Degree$76,003$95,405$57,897

$51,521

Average Earnings

$64,865

Average Male

$40,497

Average Female

Gilbert Language

Gilbert Language by Age

Gilbert Language

86.04% of Gilbert residents speak only English, while 13.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.69% of the population.

Gilbert Poverty

Gilbert Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White164,9368,6055.22%
Hispanic40,1132,5426.34%
Asian14,1171,1257.97%
Black8,50885310.03%
Multiple9,3904594.89%
Native2,29041718.21%
Other5,9284026.78%
Islander4388920.32%

5.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.26%

Male Poverty Rate

6.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilbert

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Islander, with 20.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilbert is Multiple, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.54%
High School8.64%
Some College4.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed18.66%
Male Unemployed13.11%
Female Employed4.18%
Male Employed2.33%

Gilbert Income

Gilbert Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,350$108,940
Families$101,364$117,619
Married Families$110,837$127,755
Non Families$54,097$69,540

Gilbert Marital Status

Gilbert Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilbert Married by Age and Sex

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

Gilbert Veterans

11,478

Number of Veterans

10,488

Male Veterans

990

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,454
First Gulf War3,227
Second Gulf War2,806
Korea744
World War II230
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,050
65 to 742,399
55 to 642,210
75+1,705
18 to 341,114
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,9077.18%
Hispanic1,3035.06%
Black63211.05%
Asian4164.00%
Other2164.71%
2 or More1844.80%
Indian674.05%
Hawaiian5614.74%

$Gilbert Veterans by Education

3.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilbert Employment Status

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

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

38.73%

Born in Arizona

90.67%

Native Born

9.33%

Foreign Born

3.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.67% of Gilbert residents were born in the United States, with 38.73% having been born in Arizona. 3.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020258,9355,3282.10%
2019253,6075,3282.15%
2018248,2795,8142.40%
2017242,4655,3282.25%
2016237,1374,7362.04%
2015232,4015,1072.25%
2014227,2945,6962.57%
2013221,5985,7182.65%
2012215,8804,4622.11%
2011211,4181,9830.95%
2010209,43599,7386.68%
2000109,69780,50914.16%
199029,18823,47117.71%
19805,7173,71711.07%
19702,0002001.06%
19601,8001,0004.14%
19408000.00%