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Gilroy, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gilroy had a population of 54,338 as of July 1, 2016. Gilroy ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilroy: Pleasant Valley.

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Gilroy, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,338
Population in Households 53,524
Population in Familes 46,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 814
Population Density1 3,366
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 15,589
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 12,472
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 16,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,199 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,389 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 676 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $546,188
Average Home Value $582,293


Median Household Income $72,009
Average Household Income $96,670
Per Capita Income $28,466
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.73% 2.33%
Households 1.53% 2.31%
Families 1.54% 2.3%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 171 89th
Population Density1 # 400 74th
Diversity Index2 # 268 83rd
Median Household Income # 412 73rd
Per Capita Income # 727 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.