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Gila Bend is a town in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The community was named for its location on a bend in the Gila River.

The latitude of Gila Bend is 32.947N. The longitude is -112.716W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,058.


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Median household income
Local
$26,895
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gila Bend demographic reports
Gila Bend is on the Gila River.
Founded on a stagecoach route.
Pronunciations: hee-la

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7% of Gila Bend residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gila Bend ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gila Bend was $10,793, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Gila Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gila Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $663.


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Libraries in Gila Bend include Gila Bend Branch Library ... View libraries

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Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gila Bend political report.

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The average commute time for Gila Bend workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gila Bend include Best Western Space Age Lodge.

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