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Gilbertsville is a village in Otsego County, in the Oneonta metro area.
The community was named for settler Abijah Gilbert.
The latitude of Gilbertsville is 42.471N. The longitude is -75.326W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 350.
Activists researched the architecture and history of local buildings and argued, successfully, that the community should be preserved. Congress withdrew funding for the dam in 1979.
The entire community is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gilbertsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otsego 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 13776 ZIP code.
18% of Gilbertsville residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gilbertsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gilbertsville was $19,119, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Gilbertsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Gilbertsville include Gilbertsville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gilbertsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $771.
Libraries in Gilbertsville include Gilbertsville Free Library ... View libraries
Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gilbertsville political report.
The average commute time for Gilbertsville workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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