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Gilbert, AZ Facts: Interesting Things About This Wonderful City 2017-05-11T16:50:15+00:00

Gilbert, AZ Facts: Interesting Things About This Wonderful City

Time for some interesting Gilbert, AZ facts! Gilbert is located southeast of Phoenix and is the most populous town municipality in the U.S.A.  It covers 76 square miles and has changed rapidly from agriculture based to a thriving suburban region.  Incredibly, Gilbert has grown from just under 6,000 people in 1980 to roughly 250,000 population in 2017. 

In 1902, William “Bobby” Gilbert provided land for the construction of a rail line between Phoenix and Florence, Arizona.  A small grocery store sprang up in the Gilbert land area and later became the location of the first post office.  Hundreds of Mormons came to the area around 1911 from Mexico to escape the persecution by Pancho Villa.  These Mormons helped to develop the Gilbert area and formed a ward/congregation of the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1918.  A largely agricultural region, Gilbert was known as the hay capital of the world for twenty years of the early 20th Century.

The climate of Gilbert is very similar to that of Phoenix, with an average high temperature in the summer of 107 Fahrenheit and an average low of 70.  The winter’s average high is 67 and a low (overnight) average of 43.  The hottest day on record for the Gilbert-Phoenix area is 122 degrees.  It’s dry, clean air makes cooling the body faster and is good for many people with asthma and other allergies. 

Here’s some really good additional Gilbert, AZ facts: Gilbert ranked as one of America’s best places to live by CNN’s Money magazine in 2008, and recently ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S.  Demographically, 34.5% of its residents are college-educated with a bachelor’s degree or higher.  The ethnic breakdown is as follows:

75% White, 15% Hispanic, 4% Black, 4% Asian, 2% Other

The religious denominations of the Gilbert population are mainly Catholic, Mormon, and Protestant.  The strength of the LDS Church in Gilbert is evidenced by the Temple which was built in 2015.  A famous person from Gilbert is Lindsay Stirling, a dancing violinist.

Being incorporated as a town, Gilbert is vulnerable to annexation, differing from its neighboring cities of Mesa and Chandler. The town is part of the 5th Congressional District of Arizona, represented by Andy Biggs.  The mayor of Gilbert is Jenn Daniels.  Gilbert enjoys a very low crime rate for a population of its size.  In 2005, 2007, and 2014, Gilbert was the largest town in the United States with no murders.

Gilbert, AZ is primarily served by the Santan Freeway portion of Loop 202.  A small section of the US 60 Superstition Freeway outlines the northern boundary of the town.  The residents have a twenty-five-minute drive to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

About three-fourths of Gilbert’s population is made up of “Up and Coming Families”, “Boomburbs” and “Soccer moms”. The “Up and Coming Families” segment is characterized by an average age of 30.7 and a median household income of $64,000.   The “Boomburbs” segment is characterized by a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $105,000. The “Soccer Moms” segment is characterized by a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $84,000. These Gilbert, AZ facts will help you appreciate this wonderful city even more!

Gilbert, AZ facts

Gilbert, AZ Facts: Interesting Things About This Wonderful City

Gilbert, AZ Facts

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