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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Gilbert is a town in Iowa with a population of 955. Gilbert is in Story County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Gilbert offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Gilbert and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Gilbert are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Gilbert

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,375
National
$55,322
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Gilbert Reviews

3 reviews
Gilbert is a small farm town right outside of Ames, Iowa. It has a gas station and a post office and a school system but not much else. It is surrounded by beautiful farm land and has gorgeous sunsets.
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Gilbert is small town that is growing towards Ames in Iowa. The people are very friendly and school district is great for educating children in the community. Many families are graduates of the school district and stay around to reinvest into the next generation.
Local businesses are great! They know their stuff and are very good at what they do.