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. Much of the housing stock in Gilbert was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gilbert economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gilbert, where 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.78% 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.
Gilbert is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Gilbert. This makes Gilbert a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Gilbert presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
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.
The education level of Gilbert ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gilbert, 44.39% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.