Gilbert, SC
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Gilbert is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 604 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gilbert is the 215th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Gilbert isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gilbert are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gilbert is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilbert who work in sales jobs (20.65%), maintenance occupations (10.60%), and office and administrative support (8.97%).

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: 8.17% 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.

The town 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, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Gilbert doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Gilbert are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.95% of adults in Gilbert have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Gilbert in 2010 was $21,909, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,636 for a family of four. However, Gilbert contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gilbert is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Gilbert also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gilbert include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Gilbert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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