Ghent, Minnesota

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Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 56239
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.512
Longitude -95.89

Ghent Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Ghent Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 315 100%
Male 146 46.3%
Female 169 53.7%
Under 18 89 28.3%
18+ 226 71.7%
65+ 37 11.7%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 307 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.6%

Estimated Ghent Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 331
Growth 16
Growth % 5.1%

Ghent Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.2%
Belgian 21.4%
Norwegian 10.1%
Irish 6.6%
Dutch 5.4%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Polish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Danish 1.9%
US/American 1.9%
English 1.6%
Slovene 1.6%
Icelander 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ghent 315 $47,417
Cottonwood 1,148 $49,375
Lynd 346 $36,458
Marshall 12,735 $52,284
Minneota 1,449 $46,023
Russell 371 $39,000
Taunton 207 $38,125
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