Gilbert is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,790 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gilbert is the 266th largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Gilbert was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gilbert is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gilbert is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilbert who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), sales jobs (14.21%), and healthcare (5.79%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gilbert has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gilbert a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Gilbert, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Gilbert is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Gilbert rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.07% of adults 25 and older in Gilbert have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Gilbert in 2010 was $25,321, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,284 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gilbert include Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Gilbert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.