Gila Bend, Arizona

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Gila Bend, Arizona

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High Points

Gila Bend strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Gila Bend Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Gila Bend Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Gila Bend Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Gila Bend Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Gila Bend Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Gila Bend, Arizona

Comparing Gila Bend to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 10 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Housing Recently Built 8 3
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 4 6

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Gila Bend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 50 miles SW of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85337
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.947
Longitude -112.716

Gila Bend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 69 F
Apr Temp 54 to 88 F
Jul Temp 79 to 109 F
Oct Temp 59 to 91 F
Annual Precip 7 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 87 F
Jul Temp 74 to 108 F
Oct Temp 53 to 90 F
Annual Precip 7.9 inches
Station TONOPAH 5 NE
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 50 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 107 F
Oct Temp 55 to 89 F
Annual Precip 5.9 inches
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Gila Bend Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,980 100%
Male 1,016 51.3%
Female 964 48.7%
Under 18 652 32.9%
18+ 1,328 67.1%
65+ 166 8.4%
Median Age 29.3
Average Family Size 3.51
White 1,016 51.3%
African-American 26 1.3%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 203 10.3%
Other 642 32.4%
Mixed Race 86 4.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,042 52.6%

Estimated Gila Bend Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,055
Growth 75
Growth % 3.8%

Gila Bend Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.8%
English 4.7%
German 4.4%
Irish 3.6%
US/American 3.1%
Norwegian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swedish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Scottish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Gila Bend High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

Gila Bend Colleges

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1. Timmonsville, South Carolina 87.3   28.4% 13.7% 8.8% 22 $29,213 7.1% 78.1% 2,315 26.6% 60.9 1% 12.1
2. Bayou La Batre, Alabama 85.3   17.9% 11.2% 7.4% 23 $27,580 7.4% 47.6% 2,313 28.2% 202.8 0.6% 12.1
3. Milan, New Mexico 84.3   23.2% 10.3% 5.5% 22 $26,776 8.6% 49% 1,891 28.2% 58.2 1.2% 10.6
4. Port Isabel, Texas 83.3   22.2% 12.2% 12.3% 18 $26,077 8.3% 20.3% 4,865 27.3% 60.6 12.9% 5.6
5. Midland City, Alabama 82.3   27.7% 12.9% 3.8% 23 $24,474 7.7% 29.4% 1,703 30.8% 69.9 0.9% 15.9
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