Gilbert, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gilbert, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gilbert had a population of 1,219 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Gilbert, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,219
Population in Households 1,219
Population in Familes 1,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,240
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $79,322
Average Household Income $84,504
Per Capita Income $31,495


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $193,125
Average Home Value $210,497


Total Households 431
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.48% 1.37%
Households 1.51% 1.4%
Families 0.78% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

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, 2018 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 # 246 76th
Population Density # 182 82nd
Diversity Index # 186 82nd
Median Household Income # 62 94th
Per Capita Income # 298 71st

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