🇺🇸 Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located south-east of Phoenix within the city's metropolitan area. Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", it is the fifth-largest municipality in Arizona, and the fourth-largest in the Phoenix metro area.
Gilbert has made a rapid transformation from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban centre located in the south-eastern valley of the Greater Phoenix area. It has grown at an extremely high rate over the last three decades, increasing in population at an average annual rate of nearly 13% during this 30-year period. It is now the largest incorporated town in the United States.
Among the top employers in the city are: Gilbert Public Schools; Banner Health; Mercy Gilbert Medical Center; Town of Gilbert; Fry's Food and Drug; Go Daddy; Walmart; Chandler Unified School District; B H Drywall; Dillard's Retail and Distribution; Dignity Health; Isagenix International.
Gilbert has a population of over 254,114 people. Gilbert also forms part of the wider Phoenix metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,737,270 people. Gilbert is the #406 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.5879 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.