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Gilbert, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gilbert had a population of 1,086 as of July 1, 2015. Gilbert ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gilbert is located at latitude 42.1073 and longitude -93.6462 in Story County. 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. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 988 feet.

The City of Gilbert (GNIS ID: 2394894) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gilbert is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gilbert population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Gilbert, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,086
Population in Households 1,086
Population in Familes 954
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,190
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $166,316
Average Home Value $197,127


Median Household Income $81,809
Average Household Income $136,588
Per Capita Income $51,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.31%
Households 0.3% 0.36%
Families -0.7% 0.34%
Median Household Income   4.7%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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, 2015 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 # 202 80th
Diversity Index2 # 195 81st
Median Household Income # 21 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.