Gilroy, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gilroy, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gilroy had a population of 56,368 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilroy: Pleasant Valley.

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Gilroy, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,368
Population in Households 55,565
Population in Familes 48,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 803
Population Density2 3,492
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $81,990
Average Household Income $108,574
Per Capita Income $31,835


Total Housing Units 16,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,140 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,007 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 535 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $619,382
Average Home Value $699,822


Total Households 16,147
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 12,957
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.76% 1.39%
Households 1.59% 1.27%
Families 1.63% 1.32%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

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, 2018 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 # 168 89th
Population Density # 393 74th
Diversity Index # 262 83rd
Median Household Income # 376 75th
Per Capita Income # 706 54th

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