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The population of Gilbert is approximately 109,697 (2000), 208453 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 37,007 (2000), 69372 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gilbert is 70.313 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gilbert is 65 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.687 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gilbert to Washington DC is 2063 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gilbert is positioned 33.33 degrees north of the equator and 111.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gilbert elevation is 1,273 feet above sea level.
Gilbert median income is .$68,032 (2000).

The Gilbert median home price is $188,400 (2002).

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Gilbert location: eight miles southeast of Phoenix and directly south of Mesa. Here is a map page with a number of map links for the area.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Gilbert is enjoyable. There are an average of 310 days of sunshine each year. The dry climate averages 33% humidity each year.
The weather in Gilbert is warm and sunny during the day and cool at night.
Gilbert average annual rainfall is 7.66 inches per year
The average low temperature is 63.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 86.9 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Gilbert history:

Two history pages for Gilbert: from the Chamber and the City of Gilbert

William "Bobby" Gilbert, owned property where a rail siding was established in 1902. He had first come to the area in 1893 with other settlers. The siding and the town around it eventually became known as Gilbert.
Gilbert was a center for agriculturally-based business - farming, produce, sheep, dairy-related products, cotton and alfalfa. In fact, during World War I the area produced so much alfalfa hay for the cavalry, it was known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the U.S."
The founding of Gilbert: 1891
The incorporation date of Gilbert: 6 July 1920

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Gilbert attractions:

Gilbert Days, the Town's annual celebration and rodeo each November
Concert In The Park series each summer.

There are many places to go and things to see in the Gilbert Area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Arizona San Sharks (Indoor Soccer)
Cactus League (professional baseball spring training)
Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

Learn about Gilbert's Glbert sister cities around the globe.

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