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Gilbert, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Gilbert had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2017. Gilbert ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gilbert is located at latitude 37.6149 and longitude -81.8704 in Mingo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gilbert (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Mingo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Gilbert (GNIS ID: 2390204) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Gilbert is located within Stafford District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mingo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gilbert population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gilbert, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 428
Daytime Population: Workers 174
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 428
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 432
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $36,644
Average Household Income $48,878
Per Capita Income $21,309


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $65,556
Average Home Value $99,537


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.69% -1.1%
Households -0.53% -1.0%
Families 0.59% -1.14%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Gilbert, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbert to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 260 36th
Population Density # 284 30th
Diversity Index # 388 4th
Median Household Income # 250 39th
Per Capita Income # 224 45th

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