Gilman, Iowa

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Gilman, Iowa

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 10% Gilman Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gilman, Iowa

Comparing Gilman 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
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 5 2
Working at Home 4 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Gilman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 50106
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.878
Longitude -92.789

Gilman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station NEWTON
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
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Gilman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 600 100%
Male 289 48.2%
Female 311 51.8%
Under 18 165 27.5%
18+ 435 72.5%
65+ 101 16.8%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.98
White 597 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Gilman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 575
Growth -25
Growth % -4.2%

Gilman 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 28.7%
Norwegian 12.6%
US/American 11.8%
Irish 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
English 5.6%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Scottish 2.7%
European 2.7%
Dutch 2.4%
British 1.9%
Czech 1.6%
Czechoslovakian 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Swedish 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gilman 600 $42,500
Ferguson 126 $46,250
Grinnell 9,105 $48,991
Haverhill 170 $48,250
Laurel 266 $38,125
Le Grand 883 $42,153
Montour 285 $43,500

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Gilman Public Library
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(641) 498-2120

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