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Gilbert, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gilbert had a population of 1,923 as of July 1, 2016. Gilbert ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gilbert is located at latitude 47.4864 and longitude -92.4472 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gilbert (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The City of Gilbert (GNIS ID: 2394893) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilbert: City of Gilbert.

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


Total Population 1,923
Population in Households 1,919
Population in Familes 1,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 891
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 698 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $75,515
Average Home Value $84,456


Median Household Income $47,271
Average Household Income $55,654
Per Capita Income $25,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.79%
Households 1.04% 0.8%
Families 0.87% 0.69%
Median Household Income   -1.37%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbert to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 264 71st
Population Density1 # 736 19th
Diversity Index2 # 662 27th
Median Household Income # 617 32nd
Per Capita Income # 580 36th

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