Gilbertville, Iowa

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Gilbertville, Iowa
City
Location of Gilbertville, Iowa
Location of Gilbertville, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°25′2″N 92°12′50″W / 42.41722°N 92.21389°W / 42.41722; -92.21389Coordinates: 42°25′2″N 92°12′50″W / 42.41722°N 92.21389°W / 42.41722; -92.21389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Black Hawk
Area[1]
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 712
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 742
 • Density 1,780.0/sq mi (687.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50634
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-30675
GNIS feature ID 0456900

Gilbertville is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 712 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Gilbertville was platted in 1856.[4]

Geography[edit]

Gilbertville is located at 42°25′2″N 92°12′50″W / 42.41722°N 92.21389°W / 42.41722; -92.21389 (42.417252, -92.213964).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1920 212 —    
1930 241 +13.7%
1940 259 +7.5%
1950 399 +54.1%
1960 533 +33.6%
1970 655 +22.9%
1980 740 +13.0%
1990 748 +1.1%
2000 767 +2.5%
2010 712 −7.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 712 people, 303 households, and 199 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,780.0 inhabitants per square mile (687.3 /km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 782.5 per square mile (302.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 303 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 767 people, 297 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,957.8 people per square mile (759.3/km²). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 778.5 per square mile (302.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.48% White, 0.13% African American, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 297 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,490, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,367. About 4.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture[edit]

Irish-English singer-songwriter, Gilbert O'Sullivan named his 2011 album Gilbertville after Gilbertville. The album cover features Exit 66 on Highway 380, which is the halfway point between Raymond (his real name) and Gilbertville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Hartman, John C. (1915). History of Black Hawk County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 306. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Gilbertville, Iowa