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Gilt Edge is a city in Tipton County, in the Memphis metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a brand of shoe polish;
another says it reflected settlers' hopes for a prosperous future
The latitude of Gilt Edge is 35.551N. The longitude is -89.824W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 489.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gilt Edge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tipton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38015 ZIP code.
10% of Gilt Edge residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gilt Edge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gilt Edge was $21,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Gilt Edge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gilt Edge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.
Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gilt Edge political report.
The average commute time for Gilt Edge workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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