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Welcome to Gila Bend ...

The town of Gila Bend is located in Maricopa County.

A typical abbreviation for Gila Bend: Gila Bnd.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Gila Bend has a population of 2,071 people<1> (see below for details).

Gila Bend was established in 1872.

The community of Gila Bend is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Gila Bend: (928)

The ZIP code for Gila Bend: 85337<3>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 1,980 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Gila Bend had an population of 2,071 people. This is an increase of 7.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.6% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gila Bend ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gila Bend and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016
Agua Caliente   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   64,629   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harqua - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hyder - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gila Bend.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gila Bend. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gila Bend.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gila Bend.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gila Bend. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: www.az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gila Bend.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gila Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Gila Bend. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gila Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gila Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gila Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gila Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9510, Longitude: -112.7173     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gila Bend.