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Gilbert, South Carolina
Location of Gilbert, South Carolina
Location of Gilbert, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Lexington
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 500
 • Density 220.7/sq mi (85.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29054
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-29050
GNIS feature ID 1245735

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.

History

The David Jefferson Griffith House and Music Hall Evangelical Lutheran Church were listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Geography

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).

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 (6.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.58%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 141
1890 115 −18.4%
1900 178 54.8%
1910 162 −9.0%
1920 226 39.5%
1930 235 4.0%
1940 153 −34.9%
1950 172 12.4%
1960 171 −0.6%
1970 186 8.8%
1980 211 13.4%
1990 324 53.6%
2000 500 54.3%
2010 565 13.0%
Est. 2015 604 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census 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 per square mile (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.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,563, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $35,707 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,909. About 8.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

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