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Gilroy is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.
The community was named after Juan Bautista Gilroy, early settler.
The latitude of Gilroy is 37.005N. The longitude is -121.567W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,817.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gilroy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Clara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Jose area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95020 ZIP code.
8% of Gilroy residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gilroy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gilroy was $22,071, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Gilroy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gilroy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $852. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,930.
Libraries in Gilroy include Gilroy Library ... View libraries
Santa Clara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gilroy political report.
The average commute time for Gilroy workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gilroy between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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