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Welcome to Gila Bend ...

The town of Gila Bend is located in Maricopa County<1>.

Gila Bend was established in 1872.

A typical abbreviation for Gila Bend: Gila Bnd.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gila Bend has a population of 2,102 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Gila Bend is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gila Bend is located in the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Gila Bend: 85337<4>

In the past, Gila Bend was named Gila.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gila Bend had an population of 2,102 people. This is an increase of 9.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gila Bend had a population of 1,922 people. This makes Gila Bend the county's 24th most populous community.

The population of Gila Bend represents 0.03% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,922 people, the population of Gila Bend decreased 2.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,980 people).

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

Communities near Gila Bend ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Gila Bend.

  • Theba
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
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    • Theba is located in Maricopa County
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  • Arlington
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
  • Harqua ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harqua
    • Harqua is located in Maricopa County
  • Mobile
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
    • Mobile is located in Maricopa County
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  • Palo Verde
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
  • Buckeye
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gila Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gila Bend.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gila Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gila Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gila Bend. See our Newspapers Page for Gila Bend.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gila Bend ...

Looking for more information about Gila Bend? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gila Bend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gila Bend.

Adding Gila Bend to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gila Bend in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gila Bend was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Gila Bend post office opened in 1880.

We also found Gila Bend in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gila Bend.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gila Bend. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gila Bend.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gila Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Gila Bend). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gila Bend or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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