Ghent is a city located in Carroll County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 371, it is the 379th largest city in Kentucky and the 20914th largest city in the United States. Ghent is currently growing at a rate of 1.09% annually but its population has decreased by -33.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 560 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Ghent has a population density of 522 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ghent is $53,899 with a poverty rate of 10.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $842 per month, and the median house value is $77,500. The median age in Ghent is 38.4 years, 37.3 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ghentwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
95.79% of Ghent residents speak only English, while 4.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Ghent is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Ghent is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.73%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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98.57% of Ghent residents were born in the United States, with 73.21% having been born in Kentucky. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.