- Gilbert, Minnesota
official_name = Gilbert, Minnesota
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Gilbert, Minnesota
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 32.6
area_land_km2 = 30.5
area_water_km2 = 2.1
area_total_sq_mi = 12.6
area_land_sq_mi = 11.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.8
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1847
population_density_km2 = 60.5
population_density_sq_mi = 156.7
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 467
elevation_ft = 1532
latd = 47 |latm = 29 |lats = 5 |latNS = N
longd = 92 |longm = 27 |longs = 58 |longEW = W
Gilbert is home to one of Minnesota’s most well known OHV parks. The "Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreational Area" consists of convert|1200|acre|km2|0 of land with convert|36|mi|km|0 of trails. [ [http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/iron_range/index.html Minnesota DNR website - Iron Range OHV Recreation Area at Gilbert] ]
Gilbert is also the location of
Lake Ore-be-gone, a former mining pit now used for swimming and fishing. The town of Gilbert was actually moved for the pit.Fact|date=May 2008
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.6 km²), of which, 11.8 square miles (30.5 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (6.28%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,847 people, 842 households, and 495 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 156.7 people per square mile (60.5/km²). There were 900 housing units at an average density of 76.3/sq mi (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 according to Census 2000.
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 incomefor 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.
*The town was once known as the
red light districtof the Iron Range, and planned a 'Whorehouse Days' festival for two days in July, 2005. [http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2005-01-27-gilbert_x.htm] However, this festival was cancelled due to objections by the city council.
*Gilbert is the birthplace of
Bernie Kukar, a National Football Leaguereferee from 1984 to 2005. [http://www.grandmarais-mn.com/placed/index.php?sect_rank=2&story_id=205591]
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