Gilbert, Iowa

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Gilbert is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 987 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area.



Gilbert is located at 42°06′21″N 93°38′43″W / 42.105858°N 93.645185°W / 42.105858; -93.645185 (42.105858, -93.645185).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

The landscape surrounding the city consists of rolling hills dotted with conventional farm buildings and livestock as well as newer agricultural facilities and row crop farming systems. Some suburban-style subdivisions lie a short distance to the south.

Gilbert's southern boundary is only two miles north of the Ames boundary that was extended when the Ada Hayden Heritage Park was developed. It is not difficult to look south from Gilbert and see buildings in Ames.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 987 people, 337 households, and 268 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,195.6 people per square mile (459.1/km2). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 420.3/sq mi (161.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.06% White, 0.71% African American, 1.52% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 337 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a single female head of household, and 20.2% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.30.

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