Gilroy is a city located in Santa Clara County California. With a 2020 population of 61,660, it is the 154th largest city in California and the 689th largest city in the United States. Gilroy is currently growing at a rate of 1.77% annually and its population has increased by 3.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,520 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Gilroy has a population density of 3,729 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gilroy is $123,282 with a poverty rate of 6.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,929 per month, and the median house value is $717,800. The median age in Gilroy is 34.4 years, 33 years for males, and 35.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gilroywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.77%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.76%.
54.16% of Gilroy residents speak only English, while 45.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.41% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is Black, with 14.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is Multiple, with 2.95% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.03%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Gilroy
75.82% of Gilroy residents were born in the United States, with 64.38% having been born in California. 11.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.