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Welcome to Gilbert ...

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

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gilbert.

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

The telephone area code for Gilbert: (480)

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

Websites for Gilbert ...

Official Website:   www.ci.gilbert.az.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gilbertaz.com/

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 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 (which had 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 have 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 [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Gilbert
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<6>
  • Scottsdale [Maricopa County]
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    • Scottsdale [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gilbert
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,647 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsdale<6>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Gilbert
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<6>
  • Queen Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Creek
    • Queen Creek [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gilbert
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,097 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen Creek<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Apache Junction [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Junction
      • Apache Junction [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Gilbert
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apache Junction<6>
    • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hills
      • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Gilbert
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Hills<6>
    • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley
      • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Gilbert
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise Valley<6>
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Gilbert
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,698 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<6>
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Gilbert
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<6>
    • Higley [Maricopa County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gilbert: www.ci.gilbert.az.us/

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gilbert) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gilbert. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GilbertOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilbert. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3500, Longitude: -111.7896    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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