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The City of Ghent had a population of 382 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 382
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 176
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 382
Population in Familes 331
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,122
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,967
Average Household Income $81,544
Per Capita Income $31,020


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $157,031
Average Home Value $194,259


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 120
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 0.44% 0.47%
Households 0.35% 0.5%
Families 1.46% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

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, 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 # 563 38th
Population Density # 230 75th
Diversity Index # 703 23rd
Median Household Income # 180 80th
Per Capita Income # 309 66th

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