Gilbert, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 32°02′59″N 91°39′36″W / 32.04972°N 91.66000°W / 32.04972; -91.66000
Village of Gilbert
Village
Gilbert, LA, City Hall IMG 0321.JPG
Gilbert City Hall and Police Department
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Franklin
Elevation 75 ft (22.9 m)
Coordinates 32°02′59″N 91°39′36″W / 32.04972°N 91.66000°W / 32.04972; -91.66000
Area 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - land 1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 561 (2000)
Density 573.5 / sq mi (221.4 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Gilbert in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Gilbert welcome sign
First Baptist Church in Gilbert
Gilbert United Methodist Church

Gilbert is a village in Franklin Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 561 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The village is named for one of the early families of Franklin Parish. One of their descendants is former state legislator J.C. "Sonny" Gilbert of Sicily Island in neighboring Catahoula Parish.

The Gilbert welcome sign recognizes that General Claire Chennault lived there for a time as a youth.

Geography[edit]

Gilbert is located at 32°2′59″N 91°39′36″W / 32.04972°N 91.66000°W / 32.04972; -91.66000 (32.049677, -91.660109)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 561 people, 207 households, and 150 families residing in the village. The population density was 573.5 inhabitants per square mile (221.0/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 236.2 per square mile (91.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 62.21% White, 35.83% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.25% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,297, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $24,000 versus $14,531 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,270. About 21.7% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gilbert has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Notable People[edit]

Claire Lee Chennault (1893-1958), Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Gilbert, Louisiana

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