Gilbert, Iowa

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Gilbert, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Gilbert Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Gilbert Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Gilbert College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Gilbert People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Gilbert Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Gilbert Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Gilbert, Iowa

Comparing Gilbert to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 9
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Age of the Population 2 1
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 Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Gilbert Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50105
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.106
Longitude -93.649

Gilbert Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AMES 8 WSW
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Gilbert Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 987 100%
Male 501 50.8%
Female 486 49.2%
Under 18 317 32.1%
18+ 670 67.9%
65+ 63 6.4%
Median Age 31.8
Average Family Size 3.3
White 958 97.1%
African-American 7 0.7%
Asian 15 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.1%

Estimated Gilbert Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 973
Growth -14
Growth % -1.4%

Gilbert 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 33.7%
Norwegian 18.5%
US/American 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
Irish 7%
English 6.1%
Dutch 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Danish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French Canadian 1%
Italian 1%
Swedish 1%
Czech 0.8%
European 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Northern European 0.2%
Palestinian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gilbert 987 $61,184
Ames 50,731 $56,439
Kelley 300 $57,344
Nevada 6,658 $48,700
Randall 148 $40,875
Roland 1,324 $55,417
Story City 3,228 $51,493
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Gilbert High Schools (2004)

Serves 482 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

Gilbert Colleges

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