Gilroy, California Population 2021

59,920
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Gilroy is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 59,920, it is the 149th largest city in California and the 639th largest city in the United States. Gilroy is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 22.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,821 in 2010. Gilroy reached it's highest population of 59,920 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Gilroy has a population density of 3,623 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gilroy is $123,282 with a poverty rate of 8.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,881 per month, and the median house value is $663,100. The median age in Gilroy is 34.4 years, 33 years for males, and 35.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Gilroy Demographics

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

  • White: 74.90%
  • Asian: 9.39%
  • Other race: 8.47%
  • Two or more races: 5.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gilroy, California is 59,920, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,588.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,821.

Gilroy, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,51774.90%
Asian5,3289.39%
Some Other Race4,8078.47%
Two or More Races2,9145.13%
Black or African American8721.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native3280.58%
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Gilroy Population by Race

Gilroy Population Pyramid 2021

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Gilroy Median Age

34.4


Total

33


Male

35.7


Female

Gilroy Adults

There are 40,109 adults, (5,943 of whom are seniors) in Gilroy.

Gilroy Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilroy Sex Ratio

Female

29,273

51.57%

Male

27,493

48.43%

Gilroy Population by Age

Gilroy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gilroy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Female38.8%61.2%
Male32.2%67.8%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilroy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1263.4961.5
Married9,2023.9874.7
Non Family3,2911.5951.7
Female2,6163.9938.8
Male1,0173.9832.2

3.83

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

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Gilroy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,16811.89%
9th to 12th Grade2,8148.03%
High School Graduate7,30620.84%
Some College8,46224.13%
Associates Degree2,6157.46%
Bachelors Degree6,35318.12%
Graduate Degree3,3469.54%
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Gilroy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilroy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic18,15711,9992,321
White11,77011,2854,864
Asian3,8023,5602,049
Other Race2,7871,921401
Multiple Races1,3231,136366
Black587527292
Native American23920943

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.89%.

Gilroy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,057$59,037$36,751
Less Than High School$28,049$37,065$20,498
High School Grad$40,342$51,711$29,964
Some College$47,861$61,701$32,493
Bachelors Degree$82,452$97,750$72,946
Graduate Degree$85,341$94,750$67,685

$48,057

Average Earnings

$59,037

Average Male

$36,751

Average Female

Gilroy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilroy Language by Age

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Gilroy Language

54.11% of Gilroy residents speak only English, while 45.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.47% of the population.

Gilroy Language

Gilroy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic33,1513,91311.80%
White15,7926103.86%
Other4,77056311.80%
Multiple2,8982538.73%
Asian5,2542124.04%
Black859758.73%
Native328288.54%

8.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.41%

Male Poverty Rate

9.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilroy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is Hispanic, with 11.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilroy is White, with 3.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.96%.

Gilroy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.98%
High School8.43%
Some College7.13%
Bachelors or Greater1.99%

Gilroy Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.96%
Male Unemployed15.44%
Female Employed4.10%
Male Employed3.76%

Gilroy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilroy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$101,616$123,282
Families$112,109$130,971
Married Families$137,405-
Non Families$58,750$78,282
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Income by Household Type

Gilroy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilroy Married by Age and Sex

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Gilroy 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.

Gilroy Marital Status by Race

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Gilroy Marital Status

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2,025

Number of Veterans

1,942

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam746
Second Gulf War324
First Gulf War315
Korea93
World War II92

Gilroy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74574
35 to 54520
75+358
55 to 64351
18 to 34222

Gilroy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7255.71%
Hispanic6222.85%
Asian1343.33%
Other611.77%
2 or More603.81%
Black457.43%

Gilroy Veterans by Race

Gilroy Veterans by Education

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3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilroy Veterans by Education

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70.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Gilroy Employment by Age

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Gilroy Employment by Race

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Gilroy 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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63.45%

Born in California

75.24%

Native Born

24.76%

Foreign Born

13.77%

Non Citizen

10.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.24% of Gilroy residents were born in the United States, with 63.45% having been born in California. 13.77% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,9204440.75%
202059,4764440.75%
201959,0324440.76%
201858,5881,0391.81%
201757,5492,1803.94%
201655,3692,1103.96%
201553,2597211.37%
201452,5386451.24%
201351,8931,1752.32%
201250,7181,0182.05%
201149,7006941.42%
201049,0067,5421.69%
200041,4649,9772.79%
199031,4875,7182.02%
198025,76913,0857.35%
197012,6845,3365.61%
19607,3482,3974.03%
19504,9511,3363.19%
19403,6151130.32%
19303,5026402.04%
19202,8624251.62%
19102,4376172.96%
19001,8201260.72%
18901,694730.44%
18801,621-4-0.02%
18701,6250.00%

Gilroy Population by Year