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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gilbert has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gilbert has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gilbert than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gilbert may be for you.
Despite being a small city, Gilbert has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Gilbert are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.07% of adults in Gilbert have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
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.