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Gilbert is a city in
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, United States. The population was 1,799 at the
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. State Highway 37 (MN 37) and State Highway 135 (MN 135) are two of the main routes in Gilbert. Gilbert is part of the
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, and Mountain Iron. The city gets its name from Giles Gilbert, who led the exploration of the McKinley mine property in the 1890s.


History

Gilbert was
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ted in 1907. A post office has been in operation at Gilbert since 1907.


Recreation

Gilbert is home to one of Minnesota's most well known
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parks. The '' Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area'' consists of of land with of trails. Gilbert is also the location of Lake Ore-be-gone, a former mining pit now used for fishing.


Geography

According to the
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, the city has a total area of ; is land and is water.


Demographics


2010 census

As of the
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of 2010, there were 1,799 people, 835 households, and 486 families living in the city. The
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population density
was . There were 937 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 96.8%
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, 0.2%
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, 1.0%
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, 0.2%
Asian Asian may refer to: * Items from or related to the continent of Asia: ** Asian people, people in or descending from Asia ** Asian culture, the culture of the people from Asia ** Asian cuisine, food based on the style of food of the people from Asi ...
, 0.1%
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, 0.2% from
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, and 1.6% from two or more races.
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or
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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
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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

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,847 people, 842 households, and 495 families living in the city. The
population density Population density (in agriculture Agriculture is the science, art and practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary Image:Family watching television 1958.jpg, Exercise tr ...

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%
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, 0.22%
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, 0.49%
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, 0.27%
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, and 0.81% from two or more races.
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or
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of any race were 0.38% of the population. 18.9% were of
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, 13.9%
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, 13.8%
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, 8.0%
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, 7.3%
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and 5.8%
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ancestry. There were 842 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were
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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
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for the city was $17,407. About 9.0% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the
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, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.


Notes

*The town was once known as the
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red light district
of the
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, and planned a 'Whorehouse Days' festival for two days in July 200

However, this festival was cancelled due to objections by the city council. *Gilbert is the birthplace of
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, a
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referee from 1984 to 2005


References


External links


City of Gilbert, MN – Official Website


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