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Ghent, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Ghent had a population of 389 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ghent: McCools Creek Settlement.

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Ghent, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 389
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 306
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 547
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $50,938
Average Household Income $68,243
Per Capita Income $25,828


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $107,500
Average Home Value $146,429


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.28% 0.86%
Households 2.33% 1.01%
Families 3.01% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 385 29th
Population Density # 372 31st
Diversity Index # 173 68th
Median Household Income # 183 66th
Per Capita Income # 192 65th

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