Gilbert’s population pushes past 250,000 in Census Bureau estimate

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The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Gilbert's population for 2019 at 254,114. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Gilbert's population for 2019 at 254,114. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)


Gilbert surpassed a quarter-million residents in the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimate for 2019.

The town had 254,114 residents as of July 1, according to the Census Bureau’s report “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More,” which was released May 21.


That put Gilbert as the 87th largest municipality in the United States and sixth in Arizona, surpassing Glendale (252,381) in the past year and making up ground on No. 4 Scottsdale (261,165) and No. 5 Chandler (258,069).

The bureau’s estimate on Gilbert was 4,200 residents greater than 2018. Its 1.68% growth from the previous year ranked 107th in the nation, and its 21.9% growth from the 2010 census figure of 208,462 ranked 48th.

Gilbert remains the largest town in America. Cary, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh, is second at 170,282. Queen Creek is second in Arizona at 50,890.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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