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Ghent, New York - Basic Facts

The Ghent Census Designated Place had a population of 595 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: Scompamuck, Squampamock.

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Ghent, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 595
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 387
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $231,132
Average Home Value $282,302


Median Household Income $70,192
Average Household Income $87,372
Per Capita Income $34,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.66%
Households 0.74% 0.57%
Families 0.29% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 972 19th
Population Density1 # 1020 15th
Diversity Index2 # 904 25th
Median Household Income # 441 63rd
Per Capita Income # 459 62nd

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