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Located in: Santa Clara County (see below)

Time Zone: Gilroy lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (408), (669)<1>

ZIP Codes: 95020-95021<2>

Elevation: 210 feet [64.01 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Gilroy)


2016:<4>     55,069   (12.8% increase since 2010)  
2010:     48,821   (17.74% increase since 2000)
2000:     41,464

Total Area:<5>   16.16 sq. miles [41.8 km²]

Housing Units:<6>   14,854

Websites for Gilroy

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Gilroy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0100, Longitude: -121.5701     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   37° 0' 35"
Lon:   -121° 34' 12"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Gilroy

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Gilroy

GNIS ID:   2410591
FIPS State / Place Code:   06 / 29504

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gilroy)

About Santa Clara County

The city of San Jose is the County Seat for Santa Clara County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Santa Clara)


2016:     1,919,402   (7.73% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,781,642   (5.89% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,682,585

Total Area:   1,304 sq. miles [3,377.5 km²]   - of which 1.07% is water (13.97 sq. miles [36.2 km²])

Housing Units:   631,920

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Santa Clara

GNIS ID:   277307
FIPS State / County Code:   06 / 085

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gilroy)

About California

From the US Census


2016:     39,250,017   (5.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     37,253,956   (9.99% increase since 2000)
2000:     33,871,648

Websites for State of California

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of California

GNIS ID:   1779778
FIPS State:   06

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gilroy)

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Gilroy.

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<2>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 city (such as Gilroy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gilroy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Gilroy includes: 95020 & 95021.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gilroy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gilroy. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Gilroy, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Gilroy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gilroy.