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Ghent, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Ghent is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carroll County at latitude 38.7325 and longitude -85.0637. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ghent, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ghent, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ghent indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: McCools Creek Settlement.

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


Total Population 330
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 461
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $97,917
Average Home Value $111,012


Median Household Income $49,222
Average Household Income $55,643
Per Capita Income $21,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.51% 0.42%
Households 0.54% 0.3%
Families 1.92% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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, 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, 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 # 401 24th
Population Density1 # 400 24th
Diversity Index2 # 139 74th
Median Household Income # 163 69th
Per Capita Income # 232 56th

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