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Gilbert, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gilbert had a population of 1,908 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilbert: City of Gilbert.

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Gilbert, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,908
Daytime Population: Workers 486
Daytime Population: Residents 1,044
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,904
Population in Familes 1,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $47,724
Average Household Income $57,038
Per Capita Income $26,319


Total Housing Units 993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 686 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $81,467
Average Home Value $94,971


Total Households 879
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.64%
Households 0.71% 0.61%
Families 0.59% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 # 266 71st
Population Density # 737 19th
Diversity Index # 665 27th
Median Household Income # 650 28th
Per Capita Income # 613 32nd

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