Gilbert, Minnesota

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Gilbert is a city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 1,847 at the 2000 census.

State Highway 37 and State Highway 135 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.

Gilbert is part of the Quad Cities of Virginia, Eveleth, and Mountain Iron.



Gilbert is home to one of Minnesota’s most well known OHV parks. The Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreational Area consists of 1,200 acres (5 km2) of land with 36 miles (58 km) of trails. [3]

Gilbert is also the location of Lake Ore-be-gone, a former mining pit now used for fishing. It used to be for swimming until recently when the ater levels dropped around 10ft. now it is unsafe to swim. The town of Gilbert was actually moved for the pit.[citation needed]


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 census[1] of 2000, there were 1,847 people, 842 households, and 495 families residing in the city. The population density was 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.

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