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Gilbert, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gilbert is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Story County at latitude 42.1073 and longitude -93.6462. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 988 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gilbert, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gilbert, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gilbert indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gilbert (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Gilbert, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,077
Population in Households 1,077
Population in Familes 946
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,180
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $164,706
Average Home Value $195,912


Median Household Income $77,350
Average Household Income $86,348
Per Capita Income $32,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% 0.07%
Households 0.06% 0.16%
Families -1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   3.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gilbert, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbert to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 273 73rd
Population Density1 # 205 80th
Diversity Index2 # 192 81st
Median Household Income # 46 96th
Per Capita Income # 75 93rd

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