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. Gilbert has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Gilbert, where 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.

A relatively large number of people in Gilbert telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.80% 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 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Gilbert use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Gilbert‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.