Ghent, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ghent, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Ghent had a population of 327 as of July 1, 2015. Ghent ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ghent is located at latitude 38.7325 and longitude -85.0637 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ghent (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.

The City of Ghent (GNIS ID: 2403694) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: McCools Creek Settlement.

City of Ghent, KY Boundary Map

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Ghent, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 327
Population in Households 327
Population in Familes 256
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 457
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $105,769
Average Home Value $111,585
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,783
Average Household Income $52,123
Per Capita Income $19,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.48%
Households 0.29% 0.45%
Families 1.34% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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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Ghent, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 404 23rd
Population Density1 # 398 24th
Diversity Index2 # 139 74th
Median Household Income # 208 60th
Per Capita Income # 280 47th

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