Location and Weather
Gilroy is known as the southern entry to the Bay Area. It is in northern California, surrounded by the scenic Diablo and Santa Cruz mountains, Gilroy is a residential community with a historic downtown, several wineries and plenty of parks and green spaces for outdoor recreation.
In Gilroy the summers are long, warm and dry and the winters are cold and wet. The summer high temperatures are in the low 80’s and lows in the mid-50’s. The winter high temperatures are in the low 60’s with low temperatures in the low 40’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Gilroy’s population in 2019 was 58,756 with a growth rate of 2.04%. The job growth has increased by 2.53% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 45.84%. The major industries are Retail Trade, Manufacturing and Healthcare & Social Assistance. The largest employers are GB Group, Headstart Nursery and Christopher Ranch. The cost of living is high due to the Gilroy real estate market and the high cost of available housing.
With its beautiful mountain scenery, many wineries, historic downtown, parks, ranches and green spaces, good job growth in diversified industries and mild climate, Gilroy will continue to attract those that want to live and work in this scenic California city.
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