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Welcome to Gilbert ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gilbert, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1912.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gilbert has a population of 254,109 people<2> (see below for details).

Gilbert is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gilbert is located in the (480) area code.

The ZIP codes for Gilbert: 85233-85234, 85296, 85299<4>

Websites for Gilbert ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gilbert had an population of 254,109 people. This is an increase of 21.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 131.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gilbert had a population of 208,453 people (or 5.46% of the total population of Maricopa County). This makes Gilbert the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Gilbert represents 3.26% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 208,453 people, the population of Gilbert increased 90.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 109,697 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gilbert.

Communities Also Named Gilbert ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 32 communities that are also named Gilbert - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gilbert.

Communities near Gilbert ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gilbert.

  • Phoenix
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix <5>
  • Scottsdale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Tempe
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe <5>
  • Queen Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Apache Junction
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Fountain Hills
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Paradise Valley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Guadalupe
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Chandler
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Higley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gilbert. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gilbert.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gilbert. 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 Gilbert.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gilbert. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gilbert.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gilbert ...

Looking for more information about Gilbert? 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 Gilbert, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gilbert.

Adding Gilbert to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gilbert 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 Gilbert was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Gilbert post office opened in 1912.

We also found Gilbert on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gilbert.

The official website for Gilbert:

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 Gilbert.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gilbert - 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 Gilbert). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gilbert or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Gilbert includes: 85233, 85296 & 85299.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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