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.