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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Gilbert is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,197. Gilbert is in Story County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Gilbert offers residents a suburban 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
$187,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Gilbert Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    19%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    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.