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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gila Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85337 ZIP code.
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.
8% of Gila Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gila Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $663.
Libraries in Gila Bend include Gila Bend Branch Library ... View libraries
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gila Bend political report.
The average commute time for Gila Bend workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Gila Bend include Best Western Space Age Lodge.
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