Gilbert, Minnesota

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Gilbert, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Gilbertwithin Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Gilbert
within Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°29′5″N 92°27′58″W / 47.48472°N 92.46611°W / 47.48472; -92.46611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Government
 • Mayor Donald Bellerud
Area[1]
 • Total 12.69 sq mi (32.87 km2)
 • Land 11.86 sq mi (30.72 km2)
 • Water 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
Elevation 1,532 ft (467 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,799
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 1,801
 • Density 151.7/sq mi (58.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55741
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-23714
GNIS feature ID 0661356[4]
Website City of Gilbert

Gilbert is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,799 at the 2010 census.[5]

State Highway 37 (MN 37) and State Highway 135 (MN 135) are two of the main routes in Gilbert.

Gilbert is part of the Quad Cities of Virginia, Eveleth, and Mountain Iron.

Recreation[edit]

Gilbert is home to one of Minnesota’s most well known OHV parks. The Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreational Area consists of 1,200 acres (5 km2) of land with 36 miles (58 km) of trails.[6]

Gilbert is also the location of Lake Ore-be-gone, a former mining pit now used for fishing. It used to be for swimming until recently when the water levels dropped around 10 ft., making it unsafe to swim in. The town of Gilbert was actually moved for the pit.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.69 square miles (32.87 km2); 11.86 square miles (30.72 km2) is land and 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,700
1920 3,510 106.5%
1930 2,722 −22.5%
1940 2,504 −8.0%
1950 2,247 −10.3%
1960 2,591 15.3%
1970 2,287 −11.7%
1980 2,721 19.0%
1990 1,934 −28.9%
2000 1,847 −4.5%
2010 1,799 −2.6%
Est. 2013 1,801 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

Gilbert Village Hall

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,799 people, 835 households, and 486 families residing in the city. The population density was 151.7 inhabitants per square mile (58.6/km2). There were 937 housing units at an average density of 79.0 per square mile (30.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 835 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 31.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,847 people, 842 households, and 495 families residing in the city. The population density was 156.7 people per square mile (60.5/km²). There were 900 housing units at an average density of 76.3 per square mile (29.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.22% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population. 18.9% were of Finnish, 13.9% Slovene, 13.8% German, 8.0% Norwegian, 7.3% Italian and 5.8% Swedish ancestry.

There were 842 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,859, and the median income for a family was $44,931. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,407. About 9.0% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 47°29′20″N 92°27′54″W / 47.48889°N 92.46500°W / 47.48889; -92.46500