- Gilberts, Illinois
name = Gilberts
category = Village
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = Kane
region_type = County
district_type = Township
lat_d = 42
lat_m = 6
lat_s = 2
lat_NS = N
long_d = 88
long_m = 21
long_s = 58
long_EW = W
coordinates_no_title = 1
area_imperial = 3.2
area_land_imperial = 3.2
population = 1279
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 398.0
leader_type = Village president
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 60136
area_code = 847 and 224
map_caption = Location of Gilberts within Illinois
map_background = Illinois - background map.png
map_locator = Illinois2
commons = Gilberts, Illinois
Gilberts is a village in Kane County,
Illinois, United States. The population was 1,279 at the 2000 census. The population has grown to over 4,472 as of 2004 estimates. The population continues to grow at rapid rates.
Gilberts is located at coor dms|42|6|2|N|88|21|58|W|city (42.100511, -88.366057)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.
In the spring of 1836, E.R. Starks and Elijah Rich filed claims to what would be Rutland Township, named after the Vermont city that had been their home before traveling to the Illinois frontier. In 1839, Albro Gilberts arrived, establishing his farm in what is now the center of Gilberts. Around the year 1852, a post office was established near the
Chicago & Northwestern Railroadstation and was named Gilberts Station. Soon after, the surrounding area of this establishment was also known as Gilberts Station. In 1855, Elijah Wilcox, and Andrew Pingree bought Gilberts' farm and platted the village. Because of Albro Gilberts' great presence and establishment in this area, Gilberts Station was renamed "Gilberts" in his honor.
The community served as a loading point for agricultural commodities. Incorporated in 1890 as Gilberts, the village grew slowly until the proximity of
Interstate 90and the growth of nearby Elgin brought increased development. [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/515.html Retrieved Sept. 22, 2006] By 1930, Illinois Route 72was completed and became the village's first paved road. Gilberts did not have electricity until the Rural Electrification Administration brought it as a part of the New Deal.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,279 people, 394 households, and 351 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 398.0 people per square mile (153.8/km²). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 123.8/sq mi (47.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.86% White, 0.16% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 1.56% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.
There were 394 households out of which 51.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $87,847, and the median income for a family was $92,433. Males had a median income of $57,300 versus $32,375 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $31,898. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.1% of those over 64.
[http://www.villageofgilberts.com/ Village Website]
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