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The Gilbertsville CDP(1) had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Gilbertsville is located at latitude 37.0245 and longitude -88.2998 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the Gilbertsville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 351 feet.

The Gilbertsville Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gilbertsville Census Designated Place is located within Calvert City Division of Marshall County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gilbertsville: Freedom Corner, Hells Half Acre, Jesseville.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Gilbertsville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 454 (100%)
Population in Households 410 (90.3%)
Population in Families 311 (68.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 44 ( 9.7%)
Population Density 448
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $31,876
Average Household Income $47,545
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $18,606
Wealth Index5 34


Total HU (Housing Units) 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $82,911
Average Home Value $111,574
Housing Affordability Index3 236


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.08% -0.09%
Households -0.24% -0.11%
Families -0.85% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%

Gilbertsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilbertsville to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 360 34th
Population Density # 403 26th
Median Household Income # 472 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 369 68th
Per Capita Income # 475 12th
Diversity Index # 339 37th

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