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Ghent, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Ghent had a population of 380 as of July 1, 2016. Ghent ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ghent is located at latitude 44.5113 and longitude -95.8929 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ghent (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The City of Ghent (GNIS ID: 2394887) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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: City of Ghent.

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


Total Population 380
Population in Households 380
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $149,242
Average Home Value $188,519


Median Household Income $62,680
Average Household Income $72,237
Per Capita Income $27,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.37%
Households 0.31% 0.25%
Families 1.56% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 566 38th
Population Density1 # 231 75th
Diversity Index2 # 696 24th
Median Household Income # 196 78th
Per Capita Income # 445 51st

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