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Gem is a township in Brown County, in the Aberdeen metro area.

The latitude of Gem is 45.370N. The longitude is -98.338W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,276 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 226.


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Median household income
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$39,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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49% of Gem residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gem ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gem was $16,213, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Gem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gem political report.

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The average commute time for Gem workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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