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The Ghent Census Designated Place had a population of 581 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.3293 and longitude -73.6157 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Ghent Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: Scompamuck, Squampamock.

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Ghent, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 581
Population in Households 580
Population in Familes 477
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 378
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $76,061
Average Household Income $100,744
Per Capita Income $39,947


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $238,043
Average Home Value $290,228


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% -0.07%
Households 0.21% -0.08%
Families -0.15% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2018 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 # 977 18th
Population Density # 1025 14th
Diversity Index # 898 25th
Median Household Income # 457 62nd
Per Capita Income # 402 66th

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