Gilberts, Illinois

Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Township Rutland
Coordinates 42°6′2″N 88°21′58″W / 42.10056°N 88.36611°W / 42.10056; -88.36611Coordinates: 42°6′2″N 88°21′58″W / 42.10056°N 88.36611°W / 42.10056; -88.36611
Area 5.56 sq mi (14 km2)
 - land 5.55 sq mi (14 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 6,879 (2010)
Density 398.0/sq mi (154/km2)
Date 1890
Village President Rick Zirk
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60136
Area code 847 and 224
Location in Kane County and the state of Illinois.
Wikimedia 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 6,879 according to the 2010 census. The population continues to grow at rapid rates.


Gilberts was named for Amasa Gilbert, a pioneer settler.[1]


Gilberts is located at 42°6′2″N 88°21′58″W / 42.10056°N 88.36611°W / 42.10056; -88.36611 (42.100511, -88.366057).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Gilberts has a total area of 5.558 square miles (14.40 km2), of which 5.55 square miles (14.37 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[3]

Population growth
Year Population
1900 222
1930 130
1990 987
2000 1,279
2004 4,472
2007 5,713
2009 6,154


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20157,638[4]11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,279 people, 394 households, and 351 families residing in the village. The population density was 398.0 people per square mile (153.8/km²). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 123.8 per square mile (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 income for 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.

Municipal broadband

Gilberts is planning to issue general obligation bonds to create a village owned internet access provider upon the ashes of an earlier failed attempt from a private sector project.


Gilberts is located in Community Unit School District 300. Children who reside in Gilberts may attend feeder schools of either Hampshire High School or H.D. Jacobs High School.

GES Is an elementary school for grades K-5. The school used to have a pre-k or preschool program.

Parks and recreation

Town Center Park

This is the new, large park that is now open. A parking lot is being installed which will accommodate over 80 vehicles.

The park is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) space and will be home to many sports teams such as the YMCA's baseball and soccer teams.

Town Square Park

This centrally located park is near Lake Gilberts and features a new gazebo.

Memorial Park

Memorial Park offers the following amenities: baseball diamond, soccer field, playground, fishing pond, picnic pavilion, a small skate park and a basketball court.

Skate Park

This Governor's Home Town Award winning skate park is located in Memorial Park.

Waitcus Park

Waitcus Park features a baseball diamond, basketball court (1/2 court), playground, fishing pond and a picnic pavilion.


Gilberts is the home to the GPH Grizzlies Football Team that plays in the TCYFL. It has two Super Bowl runnerups and two championships. The team was founded in 2008 and has 3 separate sides, Bantams, Feather, and Middle weights.


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