Ghent, New York Population 2020

5,024
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Ghent is a city located in New York. Ghent has a 2020 population of 5,024. Ghent is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -6.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,396 in 2010. Ghent reached it's highest population of 5,396 in 2010.

The average household income in Ghent is $79,996 with a poverty rate of 9.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,133 per month, and the median house value is $216,100. The median age in Ghent is 48.6 years, 47.5 years for males, and 49.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.8 males.

Ghent Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ghent was:

  • White: 93.89%
  • Black or African American: 4.48%
  • Other race: 1.37%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Ghent, New York is 5,024, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,106.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,396.

Ghent, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,86793.89%
Black or African American2324.48%
Some Other Race711.37%
Asian140.27%
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Ghent Population Pyramid 2020

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Ghent Median Age

48.6


Total

47.5


Male

49.8


Female

Ghent Adults

There are 4,454 adults, (1,348 of whom are seniors) in Ghent.

Ghent Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ghent Sex Ratio

Female

2,507

48.36%

Male

2,677

51.64%

Ghent Households and Families

Ghent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ghent Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
Male90.3%9.7%
All78.8%21.2%
Female77.4%22.6%
Non Family63.1%36.9%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0452.4278.8
Married9373.0690.9
Non Family7841.463.1
Female2213.1877.4
Male1032.7190.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

11.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ghent Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2355.80%
9th to 12th Grade2085.13%
High School Graduate1,28631.71%
Some College77819.19%
Associates Degree45311.17%
Bachelors Degree63515.66%
Graduate Degree46011.34%
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Ghent Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8493,5421,095
Black13829
Hispanic11534
Other Race347
Asian77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.45%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,911$35,653$37,279
Less Than High School$21,198$21,632$2,500
High School Grad$22,485$21,125$28,083
Some College$38,224$41,818$33,398
Bachelors Degree$40,242$33,750$52,500
Graduate Degree$73,972$127,652$

$35,911

Average Earnings

$35,653

Average Male

$37,279

Average Female

Ghent Language

Ghent Language by Age

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Ghent Language

91.98% of Ghent residents speak only English, while 8.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.65% of the population.

Ghent Poverty

Ghent Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,6083948.55%
Black2323615.52%
Hispanic1531912.42%
Other711926.76%

9.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.48%

Male Poverty Rate

9.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ghent

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ghent is Other, with 26.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ghent is White, with 8.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.30%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.17%
Bachelors or Greater9.93%
High School4.59%
Some College2.19%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.83%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed6.88%
Male Employed5.19%

Ghent Income

Ghent Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,308$79,996
Families$70,903$85,993
Married Families$84,811-
Non Families$42,955$66,348
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Ghent Marital Status

Ghent Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ghent Married by Age and Sex

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Ghent Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ghent Marital Status by Race

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Ghent Veterans

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439

Number of Veterans

405

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
Second Gulf War97
First Gulf War86
World War II39
Korea25
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Age Group Veterans
75+153
65 to 74125
18 to 3467
35 to 5463
55 to 6431
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4179.88%
Black2211.76%

Ghent Veterans by Education

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2.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ghent Employment Status

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,024-41-0.81%
20195,065-41-0.80%
20185,106-41-0.80%
20175,147-46-0.89%
20165,193-53-1.01%
20155,246-33-0.63%
20145,279-41-0.77%
20135,320-40-0.75%
20125,360-1-0.02%
20115,361-35-0.65%
20105,3960.00%