By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
Gilbert housing units increased by 24.5 percent since 2010 – the second biggest increase in the East Valley, according to U.S. Census Bureau.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data from its 2020 decennial count, which showed that county-wide, Gilbert’s jump in units was not nearly as big as those in Queen Creek, Buckeye and Goodyear.
But Gilbert’s percentage increase in units is nearly three times that of the increases seen in all of Maricopa or Pinal counties, where they were 10.6 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively.
Queen Creek saw the most dramatic increase in housing units in 10 years with 129.4-percent, going from 11,071 units in 2010 to 19,628. Most of that increase was in the Pinal County portion of Queen Creek, which saw a 2,527 percent increase in units, from 1263 to 4,283.
Among East Valley municipalities, Chandler ranked third with a 14.8-percent increase, or 13,984 new builds, bringing the number of units in that city to 108,388.
Gilbert has about 10 more years before it reaches build-out.