Gilberts, Illinois

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Gilberts, Illinois

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High Points

Gilberts strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gilberts Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gilberts People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Gilberts Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Gilberts Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Gilberts Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gilberts Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gilberts College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Gilberts, Illinois

Comparing Gilberts to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Gilberts Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kane
Standard Zip Codes 60136
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.103
Longitude -88.372

Gilberts Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELGIN
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Gilberts Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,279 100%
Male 634 49.6%
Female 645 50.4%
Under 18 403 31.5%
18+ 876 68.5%
65+ 51 4%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.43
White 1,226 95.9%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 21 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 20 1.6%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 43 3.4%

Estimated Gilberts Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,869
Growth 3,590
Growth % 280.7%

Gilberts Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.4%
Italian 13%
Irish 11.6%
Polish 11.6%
English 5.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
US/American 3%
Norwegian 3%
Swedish 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Czech 1.4%
European 1.3%
Danish 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Greek 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gilberts 1,279 $92,433
Carpentersville 30,586 $55,921
East Dundee 2,955 $70,625
Huntley 5,730 $65,433
Lake in the Hills 23,152 $76,921
Sleepy Hollow 3,553 $93,629
West Dundee 5,428 $78,007
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