Gilbert town is located in the county of Lexington. It is said to be a part of the South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gilbert has a total area of about 6 sq. km. The town is elevated about 536 ft. above sea level. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in automotive, construction, freight forwarding, education, health care faicilities, industrial and commercial machinery, metal fabrication, publishing, tourism, and lubrication. Businesses related to auto repair and service, beverage shops, childcare services, commercial printing, service stations, truck repairing service and hardware stores contribute to the economy of the town.