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Ghent, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Ghent had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ghent is located within Carrollton Division of Carroll County.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: McCools Creek Settlement.

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


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 106
Daytime Population: Residents 181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $48,416
Average Household Income $64,276
Per Capita Income $24,128


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $140,625


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 91
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 0.46% 0.3%
Households 0.53% 0.15%
Families 1.28% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Ghent, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 410 24th
Population Density # 394 27th
Diversity Index # 168 69th
Median Household Income # 189 65th
Per Capita Income # 204 62nd

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