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Encyclopedia > Gilbert, Arizona
Town of Gilbert, Arizona
Official seal of Town of Gilbert, Arizona
Seal
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°21′00″N 111°47′21″W / 33.35, -111.78917
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Government
 - Mayor Steven M. Berman
Area
 - Total 43.2 sq mi (111.88 km²)
 - Land 43.0 sq mi (111.26 km²)
 - Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km²)
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 191,517
 - Density 4,458.4/sq mi (1,721.4/km²)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85200-85299
Area code(s) 480
FIPS code 04-27400
GNIS feature ID 0005032
Website: http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. It was founded on July 6, 1891 as a rail siding for Arizona Eastern Railway, and the town that sprang up around it was incorporated as the Town of Gilbert in 1920. Gilbert received its name from William "Bobby" Gilbert, the owner of the property that the rail siding was built on. From 1911 through the 1920s, Gilbert was known as the Hay Capital of the World. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... List of the 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona: Arizona county map Apache County formed in 1879 from part of Yavapai County. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Steven M. Berman is Mayor of the Town of Gilbert, Arizona. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... Daylight saving time (also called DST, or Summer Time) is the local time a region is designated for a portion of the year, usually an hour forward from its standard official time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area code 480 is a state of Arizona telephone area code which was split from Area Code 602 on April 1, 1999, due to the explosive growth of the Phoenix metropolitan area in the 1990s. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The National Hay Association was formed in 1895, with membership made up of producers, dealers, brokers and representatives of related industry dedicated to the development and maintenance of quality hay and improved marketing practices. ...


According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 191,517.[1] Although it is large and growing rapidly, Gilbert is still incorporated as a town rather than as a city; it has the highest population of any area incorporated as a town in the United States (and the second largest in North America, after Markham, Ontario, Canada), and as of the 2000 census was the only town with more than 100,000 people (although by 2002 Cary, North Carolina had also passed this mark). Gilbert was also the fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona of any size between 1990 and 2000. The center of population of Arizona is located in Gilbert.[2] Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ...

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Geography and Climate

Gilbert is located at 33°21′00″N, 111°47′21″W (33.349941, -111.789236)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.2 square miles (111.9 km²), of which, 43.0 square miles (111.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

Town of Gilbert
Population by year[4]
1950 1,833
1960 1,971
1970 5,717
1980 16,920
1990 29,122
2000 109,697
2005 173,989
2006 191,517

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 109,697 people, 35,405 households, and 28,925 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,553.7 people per square mile (985.9/km²). There were 37,007 housing units at an average density of 861.5/sq mi (332.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.73% White, 2.41% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 3.59% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.77% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. 11.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 35,405 households out of which 50.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.42. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The age distribution is 34.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $76,376, and the median income for a family was $82,935.[1] Males had a median income of $50,028 versus $32,381 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,795. About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


While various religious denominations are represented in Gilbert, the town is known for its rather large Mormon population, a fact evidenced by the church's recent announcement to construct a temple in Gilbert.[6][7] Gilbert is also rated as a town of relatively low crime. According to the FBI database, Gilbert was the largest city in the United States with zero murders in 2005. For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... The Salt Lake Temple, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the best-known Mormon temple. ...


Politics

Gilbert, Arizona is a predominantly Republican and politically conservative community that markets itself as family-friendly. The town is part of the sixth congressional district of Arizona, which is represented by Republican Jeff Flake.[8] The Mayor of the Town of Gilbert is Steven M. Berman. On March 15, 2007, the Town Council primary election took place. The voters reelected Councilman Steve Urie and current Vice Mayor Dave Crozier to the Town Council. Former Vice Mayor Linda Abbott was also elected to the Town Council. Incumbent Councilman Les Presmyk defeated challenger Dwayne Farnsworth in the most recent General Election on May 15, 2007, retaining his seat on the Town Council.[citation needed] GOP redirects here. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... Jeffry Jeff Flake (born December 31, 1962), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Arizonas 6th congressional district. ... Steven M. Berman is Mayor of the Town of Gilbert, Arizona. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Education

Most of Gilbert is zoned to schools in the Gilbert Public Schools. Gilbert Public Schools (GPS), previously known as Gilbert Unified School District (GUSD), is a school district based in Gilbert, Arizona, United States. ...


Other portions are zoned to:

// Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) is a school district in Chandler, Arizona that serves the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. ... Mesa Public Schools is a school district based in the city Mesa, Arizona, United States. ...

Transportation

Main article: Phoenix Freeways

Gilbert is served by one area freeway -- the Santan Freeway portion of the Loop 202 beltway around the East Valley. Several major arterials also serve the area, including Williams Field Road, Chandler Boulevard, and Gilbert Road. The town enjoys relative closeness to Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, which is located in east Mesa; and is a twenty-five minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. State Route 202, or Loop 202, is the partially constructed beltway encompassing the eastern Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan area. ... Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, is a metropolitan area that includes Phoenix, Arizona. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Boyd W. Dunn (R) Area  - City  58. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City  125. ... PHX redirects here. ...


Sister cities

Gilbert has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Notable natives and residents

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Groups

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Lydia is a five piece indie rock group formed in Gilbert, Arizona in 2003. ... Scary Kids Scaring Kids is an emo/rock band from Arizona and is well known for their song My Darkest Hour which is a simple video but gained popularity because of it. ... Image File history File links Portal. ...

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