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 44.54% 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 (12.39%), food service (12.39%), and farm management occupations (11.65%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gila Bend has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gila Bend has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gila Bend than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gila Bend may be for you.

One of the benefits of Gila Bend is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.13 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Gila Bend with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.33% of adults in Gila Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gila Bend in 2010 was $16,972, 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 $67,888 for a family of four. However, Gila Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Gila Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gila Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Gila Bend also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 72.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gila Bend include Italian, German, Russian, and Scottish.

In addition, Gila Bend has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.09%).

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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