An aerial view of Gumball's neighborhood.

Elmore, CA, USA (pop. 20,000) is a fictional town in The Amazing World of Gumball, and is the setting for most of the episodes. Though it generally functions like a normal city, Elmore is unique in that almost everything in the city has the potential to come to life.

Elmore, like other minor metropolitans, has its own financial district, park districts, residential districts, and an interstate highway running through it.


Known Residents





  • Despite Elmore Junior High supposedly being the local school, the Wattersons have to drive through a busy expressway to get there, as shown in "The Bumpkin."
  • Tobias and Rachel are so far the only characters, along with their family, known to live on the outskirts of Elmore, as shown in "The Third" and "The Party." Though this may have been contradicted in "Christmas," as the Wilsons are shown to be living on the same street as the Wattersons.
    • As seen in "The Bumpkin," Idaho's family appears to live on the outskirts, in a large barren field that Richard had to access via traveling the ocean.
  • The population of Elmore is a modest 20,000, suggesting that it is a somewhat large city in the USA.
  • The town of Elmore is mainly based off Vallejo, California, while the school and certain buildings are based on San Francisco.
  • Elmore's region is surrounded by huge bodies of water, which requires a very large bridge to cross.
  • Win or Don't Win is the most popular show in Elmore.
  • There are numerous towns, cities, and counties in the U.S. called "Elmore."
  • Elmore has a second dimension known as The Void. This is where all of Elmore's mistakes end up.
  • In "The Origins," it is shown that a massive desert surrounds Elmore.
  • In "The Inquisition," the Void begins to destroy Elmore at the very end of the episode.


ve Locations
Major locations Elmore Junior HighThe Wattersons' houseElmoreWatterson Children's Room
Elmore Junior High locations Miss Simian's classroomPrincipal Brown's officeMr. Small's officeSchoolyardSchool GymSchool Swimming PoolSchool CafeteriaSchool Science LabNurse's officeSchool LibraryBoys' bathroomGirls' bathroomSchool Showering StallsJanitor's ClosetMr. Corneille's officeTeachers' LoungeMiss Simian's officeSmall-Kwon-Do RoomArt Room
Residences The Wattersons' houseThe Robinsons' houseGary's houseCarrie's houseThe Fitzgeralds' houseCarmen's house Principal Brown's houseBobert's houseMr. Small and Marvin's houseLarry's houseThe Bananas' houseThe Wilsons' houseSussie's houseThe Jötunheim's cavePaperball's house
Stores/Restaurants Laser VideoRipley 2000Lazy LarryElmore ShoppingFood N' StuffJoyful BurgerDump's CaveTattoo ShopElmore MallShoe StoreFervidus PizzaElmore Tan SalonChunky BitePet StoreAwesome StoreDinner
Minor locations Molly's treehouseElmore MallRainbow FactoryLaser VideoForest of DoomElmore Gas StationElmore ShoppingElmore HospitalChanax Inc.Food N' StuffJoyful BurgerDaisylandElmore StadiumLazy LarryElmore ExpresswaySewersDump's CaveJunkyardElmore MuseumStomach DestroyerShoe StoreElmore PaintballThe Wattersons' shedThe Wattersons' bathroomTattoo ShopHaunted houseIce RinkElmore ParkElmore WingsRichwood HighCheap MartDesertOceanRiverBeachThe VoidCity HallBank of ElmoreElmore Parking LotToxic Waste Disposal SiteContainer PortElmore CinemaPolice StationFunlandChunky BiteElmore ZooElmore KindergartenKitten OrphanageUniverse
Single appearances Butt ValleyBobert StoreC.O.R.R.U.P.TElmore RecordsDon Luciano PizzaFranklin Junior High
Unseen locations Boomboxembourg
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