Gilbert is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,792 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gilbert is the 266th largest community in Minnesota.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gilbert is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.55% of the Gilbert workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gilbert is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilbert who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (12.00%), and management occupations (6.99%).
The overall crime rate in Gilbert is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.
Being a small city, Gilbert does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Gilbert rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.48% 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 $24,101, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,404 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 Native American languages and Spanish.