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Gilbert, West Virginia
Central Avenue in Gilbert
Central Avenue in Gilbert
Motto(s): 
You should see the hills from here!
Location of Gilbert in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Location of Gilbert in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mingo
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
840 ft (256 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 450
 • Estimate 
(2019)
387
 • Density 388.94/sq mi (150.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25621
Area code(s) 304 & 681
FIPS code 54-30772
GNIS feature ID 1539390

Gilbert is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. Gilbert was incorporated in 1918 and named for Gilbert Creek, which derives its name from the name of an early traveler in the area who was killed by Native Americans. Gilbert is known nationwide for the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails that are located in the area. There are a number of lodges and restaurants in Gilbert.

Geography

Gilbert is located at 37°36′52″N 81°52′2″W / 37.61444°N 81.86722°W / 37.61444; -81.86722 (37.614497, -81.867212).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), of which 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 451
1940 490 8.6%
1950 722 47.3%
1960 874 21.1%
1970 778 −11.0%
1980 757 −2.7%
1990 456 −39.8%
2000 417 −8.6%
2010 450 7.9%
2019 (est.) 387 −14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 450 people, 212 households, and 137 families living in the town. The population density was 454.5 inhabitants per square mile (175.5/km2). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 264.6 per square mile (102.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Of the 212 households 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.1% of households were one person and 17.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the town was 49.7 years. 15.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 36% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

Notable people

  • Keith Perry, country music artist
  • James H. "Buck" Harless, coal baron
  • Arden Mounts, NASCAR Pontiac and Hudson racer, 1953-1956
  • Garin Justice, college football coach
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