The 2020 Decennial Census is complete. The data below represents the local-level results, which are used by states to redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts, and by some cities to redraw council districts, for the next ten years. View Gilbert’s results from the United States Census Bureau and Maricopa Association of Governments.
Gilbert’s population is 267,918.
Gilbert’s population increased 28.5% from 208,453 in 2010 to 267,918 in 2020.
The total housing units also increased 24.5% from 74,907 in 2010 to 93,230 in 2020.
Gilbert is the 4th largest municipality in Maricopa County and 5th largest in Arizona.
Phoenix remains the largest city in the state, followed by Tucson, Mesa and Chandler.
Gilbert passed both Glendale and Scottsdale to become the fifth largest municipality in Arizona and the fourth largest in Maricopa County.
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About the 2020 Census
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show more than 99.9% of Arizona households (and all U.S. states) have been counted in the 2020 Census, which includes a 64.1% self-response rate and a 35.8% nonresponse follow-up rate.
Gilbert finished the 2020 Census with the highest self-response rate in all of Arizona at 78.6% and was second in the country compared to other cities or towns with a population of 200,000 or more. The town’s self-response rate was 14.5% higher than the state’s average.
The deadline for participation in the first-ever online census changed numerous times, but Census Bureau operations were finally completed on October 15, 2020. Gilbert relied almost solely on digital outreach through the town website, social media channels, email campaigns, etc. to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The only significant non-digital outreach deployed for this campaign was the advertisements placed on Gilbert’s garbage trucks. All in-person outreach opportunities were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.