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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gilbert a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gilbert has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gilbert’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Gilbert is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Gilbert, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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.