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Welcome to Gilman ...

The city of Gilman is located in Iroquois County<1>.



The pronunciation of Gilman: GIL-muhn<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gilman, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gilman has a population of 1,649 people<3> (see below for details).

Gilman is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Gilman lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Gilman (for example, toward Earl Park (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Gilman: (815) and (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Gilman: 60938<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gilman had an population of 1,649 people. This is a decrease of 9.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gilman had a population of 1,814 people (or 6.1% of the total population of Iroquois County). This makes Gilman the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gilman represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 518th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,814 people, the population of Gilman increased 1.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,793 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gilman.

Communities Also Named Gilman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Gilman - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine (2), Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gilman.

Communities near Gilman ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gilman.

  • Watseka
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Clifton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Milford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford is located in Iroquois County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford <7>
  • Chatsworth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
    • Chatsworth is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatsworth <7>
  • Chebanse
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Cissna Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cissna Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cissna Park
    • Cissna Park is located in Iroquois County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cissna Park <7>
  • Piper City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Ashkum
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashkum have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashkum
    • Ashkum is located in Iroquois County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 683 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashkum <7>
  • Crescent City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City
    • Crescent City is located in Iroquois County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crescent City <7>
  • Buckley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckley
    • Buckley is located in Iroquois County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckley <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gilman. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gilman.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gilman. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gilman.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gilman. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gilman.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gilman ...

Looking for more information about Gilman? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gilman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gilman.

Adding Gilman to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gilman in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gilman was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Gilman post office opened in 1858.

We also found Gilman in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gilman.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Iroquois County: www.iroquois-co.com/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Iroquois, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gilman. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gilman.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gilman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gilman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gilman or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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