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gilroy demographics Ethnicity T (Source: US Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, January 2015) Fast Facts Population Census 2010 Total 2013 Estimate (7/1/13) 2013 ACS 5-Year Estimate Median Age Number of Companies Education — HS Grad or Higher Total Housing Units Median Household Income Foreign Born Population Individuals Below Poverty Level 48,821 51,701 49,767 32.6 3,580 75.7% 15,024 $78,360 13,113 15.5% (Source: US Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, January 2015) Most Common Occupations (%) (Source: City-Data.com) 28 G M H T O D A Y M A G A Z I N E MARCH / APRIL 2015 he City of Gilroy was incorporated in 1870. Gilroy is a charter city with a seven member City Council and a separately elected mayor. Council members are elected at large and along with the mayor serve four-year terms. The City, in fiscal year 2015, operates on a total budget of $122,412,270 of which $43,037,274 is in the General Fund. 72.7 percent of General Fund revenues come from taxes and, of that, $14.3 (46.6%) million comes from sales taxes. Gilroy draws sales tax income from a regional market much larger than the community. This is a contemporary tie to the “crossroads” history of Gilroy. Gilroy is the largest city in South County with a 2013-estimated population of 49,767. The official 2010 census population was 48,821. According to American Fact Finder, which is based on US Census data, Gilroy has a median age of 32.6. There are 15,024 households with a median household income of $78,360. There are 33,122 (56.8%) people identified as Hispanic or Latino. Gilroy has several unique attributes. It is the home to one of the largest and longest running food festivals in United States, the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The Garlic Festival has three employees and a small army of volunteers, about 1,300 each day of the Festival. Garlic Festival volunteers dedicate their hours to a specific non-profit. After all the bills are paid, Ñ¡”É•µ…¥¹¥¹œÁɽ™¥Ñ́…É”)‘¥ÍÑÉ¥‰ÕѕÑ¼Ñ¡”¹½¸µÁɽ™¥Ñ́…½É‘¥¹œÑ¼Ñ¡”)¹Õµ‰•È½˜Ù½±Õ¹Ñ••È¡½ÕÉ̸%¸€ÈÀÄа€ÌÀÀ°ÀÀÀ)݅́¥Ù•¸Ñ¼€ÄÐ䁑¥™™•É•¹ÐÉ½ÕÁ̸Q¡”€Ìص啅È)ѽх°‘¥ÍÑÉ¥‰ÕÑ¥½¹ÌÑ¼¹½¸µÁɽ™¥ÐÉ½ÕÁ́¥Ì¹½Ü(ÄÀ°ØÜÌ°ÜÈÔ¸Q¡¥ÌÍÁ¥É¥Ð½˜Ù½±Õ¹Ñ••É¥¹œ™½È)½µµÕ¹¥ÑäÁɽ©•Ñ́¡…́‰•½µ”„¡…±±µ…ɬ)¡…É…Ñ•É¥ÍÑ¥Œ½˜¥±É½ä¸)¥±É½ä¥Ì…±Í¼¡½µ”Ñ¼¥±É½ä…É‘•¹Ì°…¸)…µÕ͕µ•¹ÐÁ…ɬÝ¥Ñ „¡½ÉÑ¥Õ±ÑÕɔÑ¡•µ•)•‘Ս…Ñ¥½¹…°µ¥ÍÍ¥½¸¸Q¡”Á…ɬ¥Ì½Ý¹•‰äÑ¡”) ¥Ñ䁉ÕЁ¥Ì½Á•É…Ñ•…́„€ÔÀĀ¡Œ¤ Ì¤¹½¸µÁɽ™¥Ð)ݥѠ„‰½…ɐ½˜‘¥É•Ñ½É̸5¥¡…•° ½¹™…¹Ñ”°)™½Éµ•È½Ý¹•È½˜9½ˆ!¥±°MÕÁ•Éµ…É­•ÑÌ°‰Õ¥±Ð)…¹‘¥É•Ñ•Ñ¡”•…ɱ䁽Á•É…Ñ¥½¸½˜Ñ¡”Á…ɬ¸)™Ñ•ÈÍ•Ù•É…°ÑÝ¥ÍÑ́…¹ÑÕɹ́¥ÐÝ…́ÁÕɍ¡…Í•)‰äÑ¡” ¥Ñ䁽˜¥±É½ä¥¸€ÈÀÀܸQ½‘…䰁ѡ”A…ɬ)¥Ì½Á•É…Ñ¥¹œ¥¸Ñ¡”‰±…¬…¹½¹Ñ¥¹Õ•ÌÑ¼É½Ü)ݥѠ¹•Ü…ÑÑɅÑ¥½¹Ì±¥­”Ñ¡”ƒŠq]…ѕȁ=…ͥϊtÝ¡¥ )µ¡Ñ½‘…乍½