Gilbert, AZ
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Gilbert is a relatively large town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 237,133 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 $85,581.00.

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 87.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gilbert is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilbert who work in office and administrative support (14.45%), sales jobs (12.82%), and management occupations (12.28%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Gilbert is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gilbert really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gilbert perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The citizens of Gilbert are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.43% 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 2010 was $32,936, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,744 for a family of four. However, Gilbert contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 16.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gilbert include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Gilbert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.