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Gilroy, CA
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Gilroy profile

Living in Gilroy

Gilroy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 58,005 people and 13 associated neighborhoods, Gilroy is the 158th largest community in California.

Gilroy home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Gilroy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.05% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Gilroy is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gilroy, the average commute to work is 32.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Gilroy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.40% of adults in Gilroy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gilroy in 2018 was $44,660, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,640 for a family of four. However, Gilroy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gilroy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gilroy 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 Gilroy, accounting for 58.80% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gilroy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gilroy include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

In addition, Gilroy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.47%).

The most common language spoken in Gilroy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.