Gilbert is a relatively large town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 254,114 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Gilbert is the seventh largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Gilbert, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Gilbert, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Gilbert’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Gilbert does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $96,857.00.
Gilbert home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Gilbert real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Gilbert is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gilbert is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilbert who work in management occupations (13.44%), office and administrative support (13.28%), and sales jobs (12.10%).
Also of interest is that Gilbert has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Gilbert telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Gilbert is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Gilbert is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Gilbert is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Gilbert’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Gilbert are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.39% of adults in Gilbert have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gilbert in 2018 was $37,519, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,076 for a family of four.
Gilbert is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gilbert home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gilbert residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Gilbert also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gilbert include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gilbert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.