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The City of Gilbert had a population of 1,139 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Gilbert, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,139
Population in Households 1,139
Population in Familes 1,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,159
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $188,971
Average Home Value $198,728


Median Household Income $67,496
Average Household Income $75,097
Per Capita Income $28,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.81%
Households 0.98% 0.87%
Families 0.21% 0.77%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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, 2016 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 # 260 74th
Population Density1 # 218 78th
Diversity Index2 # 198 80th
Median Household Income # 105 90th
Per Capita Income # 376 63rd

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