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Gilberton is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community was named for John Gilbert, coal operator
The latitude of Gilberton is 40.799N. The longitude is -76.212W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 846.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gilberton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuylkill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17934 ZIP code.
13% of Gilberton residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gilberton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gilberton was $14,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Gilberton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gilberton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $247. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $506.
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gilberton political report.
The average commute time for Gilberton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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