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Ghent, New York - Basic Facts

The Ghent Census Designated Place had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2017. Ghent ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ghent is located at latitude 42.3235 and longitude -73.6194 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Ghent Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Ghent Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389838) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ghent Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ghent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ghent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: Scompamuck, Squampamock.

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Ghent, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 585
Daytime Population: Workers 247
Daytime Population: Residents 287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 534
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 585
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $71,786
Average Household Income $91,657
Per Capita Income $36,542


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $224,545
Average Home Value $275,750


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.34%
Households 0.47% 0.33%
Families 0.08% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Ghent, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 978 18th
Population Density # 1026 14th
Diversity Index # 908 24th
Median Household Income # 465 61st
Per Capita Income # 447 63rd

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