Gila Bend, AZ


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Gila Bend is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 2,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gila Bend is the 116th largest community in Arizona.

Gila Bend is a blue-collar town, with 36.32% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gila Bend is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gila Bend who work in sales jobs (14.31%), food service (13.36%), and farm management occupations (9.91%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gila Bend has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gila Bend a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gila Bend spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Gila Bend are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.08% of adults in Gila Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Gila Bend in 2010 was $17,660, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,640 for a family of four. However, Gila Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gila Bend is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gila Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Gila Bend, accounting for 68.23% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gila Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gila Bend include Scottish, Italian, German, and Russian.

In addition, Gila Bend has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.33%).

The most common language spoken in Gila Bend is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Native American languages.

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