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Time Zone: Gila County lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time.

The community of Globe is the Seat for Gila County.

Gila County was founded in 1881. Gila was created by taking area from Maricopa and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Gila had a population of 52,199 people. This is an increase of 1.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,335 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Gila represented 1% of the total population of Arizona, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 15 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201053,597+4.41%+2.68% since 2009
200952,199+1.68%-0.14% since 2008
200852,273+1.83% 
200752,231+1.75% 
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200051,335The Last Census

More information can be found on the Gila County Census Page for Gila County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Gila County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Gila County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Payson   15,54713,62014.15% increase  
Globe   7,1577,4864.39% decrease  
Miami   1,7651,9368.83% decrease  
Hayden   8088929.42% decrease  
Winkelman   4284433.39% decrease  

Websites for Gila County

Official Website:   www.co.gila.az.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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