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Ghent, Minnesota - Basic Facts

Ghent is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Ghent.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lyon County at latitude 44.5127 and longitude -95.8911. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ghent (see map) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: City of Ghent.

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Ghent, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 573 37th
Population Density1 # 250 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 679 25th
Median Household Income # 216 76th
Per Capita Income # 232 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Ghent, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 365
Population in Households 365
Population in Familes 316
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,072
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $331,439
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,160
Average Household Income $75,069
Per Capita Income $29,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families 1.7% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.

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