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Gilroy, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gilroy had a population of 56,428 as of July 1, 2017. Gilroy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gilroy is located at latitude 37.0064 and longitude -121.5853 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gilroy (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 200 feet.

The City of Gilroy (GNIS ID: 2410591) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gilroy is located within South Santa Clara Valley CCD of Santa Clara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gilroy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilroy: Pleasant Valley.

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Gilroy, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,428
Daytime Population: Workers 22,083
Daytime Population: Residents 30,578
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 55,616
Population in Familes 48,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 812
Population Density2 3,496
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $76,427
Average Household Income $102,712
Per Capita Income $30,123


Total Housing Units 16,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,655 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,506 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $564,041
Average Home Value $613,735


Total Households 16,161
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 12,947
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.02% 1.64%
Households 1.83% 1.56%
Families 1.85% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Gilroy, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilroy to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 167 89th
Population Density # 387 75th
Diversity Index # 269 82nd
Median Household Income # 398 74th
Per Capita Income # 708 53rd

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