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Gila Bend, AZ
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Gila Bend is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,892 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gila Bend is the 125th largest community in Arizona.

When you are in Gila Bend, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.46% of Gila Bend’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gila Bend is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gila Bend who work in maintenance occupations (15.30%), sales jobs (13.30%), and farm management occupations (13.08%).

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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.86 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Gila Bend doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Gila Bend is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.90% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gila Bend in 2018 was $20,972, 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 $83,888 for a family of four. However, Gila Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gila Bend also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.49% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 68.70% 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 German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.

Gila Bend also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.56%.

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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