Gilbert, South Carolina

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Gilbert is a town in Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 500 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Town Overview

Gilbert is located at 33°55′32″N 81°23′40″W / 33.92556°N 81.39444°W / 33.92556; -81.39444 (33.925492, -81.394531)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.58%) is water.

Its high school mascot is the Indian. Gilbert High School has 3 state championships in baseball (1988, 2006, 2008), 3 in rugby (2007, 2009, 2010), 1 in boys cross country (2004), 2 in girls volleyball (1996, 1997), and 1 in girls track (1986)[1]. The town is famous for being the location of the annual Lexington County Peach Festival ( In 2008, the 50th festival was held. Gilbert has 4 schools: Gilbert Primary School, Gilbert Elementary School, Gilbert Middle School, and Gilbert High School. All schools here are a part of Lexington School District 1.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 500 people, 181 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 220.7 people per square mile (85.0/km²). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 86.1/sq mi (33.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.60% White, 3.60% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 181 households out of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.05.

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