Ghent, New York Population 2024

455

Ghent is a city located in Columbia County New York. Ghent has a 2024 population of 455. Ghent is currently declining at a rate of -2.36% annually and its population has decreased by -8.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 499 in 2020.

The average household income in Ghent is $118,518 with a poverty rate of 5.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ghent is 51.5 years, 58.8 years for males, and 51.3 years for females.

Ghent Demographics

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

  • White: 57.86%
  • Other race: 21.8%
  • Two or more races: 16.56%
  • Black or African American: 3.56%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
280.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.82% (-44)
The current population of Ghent, New York is 455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 499.

Ghent, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27657.86%
Other race10421.8%
Two or more races7916.56%
Black or African American173.56%
Asian10.21%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ghent Population by Race

Ghent Population Pyramid 2024

Ghent Median Age

51.5

Total

58.8

Male

51.3

Female

Ghent Adults

There are 392 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in Ghent.

Ghent Age Dependency

34.7

Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Ghent Sex Ratio

Female21545.07%
Male26254.93%

Ghent Population by Age

Ghent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1942.46733
Married1312.3772.527.5
Non Family511.2945.154.9
Female127.421000
Male0000

2.72

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ghent Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade7118.25%
High School Graduate4812.34%
Some College307.71%
Associates Degree7017.99%
Bachelors Degree17043.7%
Graduate Degree00%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ghent Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ghent Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White258258155
Other Race7100
Hispanic7100
2+ Races45450
Black151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Ghent Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$80,071$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$25,714$0$0
Some College$0$0$0
Bachelors Degree$96,028$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$80,071

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Ghent Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ghent Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ghent Language

92.32% of Ghent residents speak only English, while 7.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.

Ghent Language

Ghent Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1717100%
White27682.9%

5.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.54%

Male Poverty Rate

0%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ghent

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ghent is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ghent is White, with 2.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.83%.

Ghent Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.67%
Bachelors or Greater8.82%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%

Ghent Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.13%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ghent Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ghent Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$128,984$118,518
Families$128,242$124,122
Married Families$128,711$-999,999,999
Non Families-$88,339

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ghent Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ghent Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ghent Marriage

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

Ghent Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ghent Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

15

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Ghent Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6415
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Ghent Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1588.24%

Ghent Veterans by Race

Ghent Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

100%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ghent Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Ghent Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ghent Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ghent Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.44%

Born in Ghent

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Ghent residents were born in the United States, with 70.44% having been born in New York. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ghent Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024455-11-2.36%
2023466-11-2.31%
2022477235.07%
2021454-45-9.02%
2020499-87-14.85%
20195865710.78%
2018529193.73%
2017510439.21%
2016467296.62%
201543881.86%
2014430143.37%
2013416-141-25.31%
2012557-81-12.7%
20116387413.12%
201056400%

Ghent Population by Year