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Gilbert, AZ
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Gilbert profile


Living in Gilbert



Gilbert is a large town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 275,346 people and 59 associated neighborhoods, Gilbert is the fifth 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 $115,179.00.

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.

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 20.53% 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 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.

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: 47.07% 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 $46,964, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,856 for a family of four.

Gilbert is an extremely 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 17.55% 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.