Gilroy, California Population 2024

57,785

Gilroy is a city located in Santa Clara County California. Gilroy has a 2024 population of 57,785. Gilroy is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,383 in 2020.

The average household income in Gilroy is $150,963 with a poverty rate of 7.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gilroy is 35.2 years, 33.5 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Gilroy Demographics

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

  • White: 44.97%
  • Two or more races: 28.21%
  • Other race: 12.6%
  • Asian: 10.81%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
16.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,494.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.69% (-1,598)
The current population of Gilroy, California is 57,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 59,383.

Gilroy, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,39744.97%
Two or more races16,56028.21%
Other race7,39312.6%
Asian6,34310.81%
Black or African American1,2932.2%
Native American6061.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1040.18%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gilroy Population by Race

Gilroy Population Pyramid 2024

Gilroy Median Age

35.2

Total

33.5

Male

36.6

Female

Gilroy Adults

There are 41,930 adults, (7,259 of whom are seniors) in Gilroy.

Gilroy Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilroy Sex Ratio

Female29,40550.1%
Male29,29149.9%

Gilroy Population by Age

Gilroy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,9693.4363.636.4
Married9,7753.8778.321.7
Non Family3,1111.4650.249.8
Female2,9833.9540.359.7
Male1,1003.6434.265.8
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3.7

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilroy Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gilroy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilroy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 82.89%.

Gilroy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$60,763

Average Earnings

$78,828

Average Male

$46,129

Average Female

Gilroy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilroy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilroy Language

53.67% of Gilroy residents speak only English, while 46.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.98% of the population.

Gilroy Language

Gilroy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic34,1383,1009.08%
Other7,2911,16115.92%
White13,9049807.05%
Multiple16,5009545.78%
Black1,28924418.93%
Asian6,3241422.25%
Native598132.17%
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7.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.47%

Male Poverty Rate

10.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilroy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is Black, with 18.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is Native, with 2.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.71%.

Gilroy Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.96%
High School9.52%
Some College7.46%
Bachelors or Greater3.09%
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Gilroy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.73%
Male Unemployed13.42%
Female Employed5.07%
Male Employed2.24%
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Gilroy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilroy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilroy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilroy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gilroy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gilroy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilroy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,583

Number of Veterans

1,411

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

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Gilroy Veterans by War

count

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Gilroy Veterans by Age

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Gilroy Veterans by Race

Gilroy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilroy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gilroy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilroy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilroy 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

63.94%

Born in Gilroy

75.53%

Native Born

24.47%

Foreign Born

11.24%

Non Citizen

13.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.53% of Gilroy residents were born in the United States, with 63.94% having been born in California. 11.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gilroy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202957,235-110-0.19%
202857,345-110-0.19%
202757,455-110-0.19%
202657,565-110-0.19%
202557,675-110-0.19%
202457,785-110-0.19%
202357,895-110-0.19%
202258,005-110-0.19%
202158,115-1,268-2.14%
202059,3833,9087.04%
201955,475-22-0.04%
201855,4971640.3%
201755,3334160.76%
201654,9177701.42%
201554,1478421.58%
201453,3058661.65%
201352,4391,1992.34%
201251,2401,1632.32%
201150,0779381.91%
201049,1397,67518.51%
200041,4649,97731.69%
199031,4875,71822.19%
198025,76913,085103.16%
197012,6845,33672.62%
19607,3482,39748.41%
19504,9511,33636.96%
19403,6151133.23%
19303,50264022.36%
19202,86242517.44%
19102,43761733.9%
19001,8201267.44%
18901,694734.5%
18801,621-4-0.25%
18701,625
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Gilroy Population by Year