Ghent, New York

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Ghent, New York

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High Points

Ghent strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ghent Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ghent Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ghent Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Ghent Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Ghent Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ghent College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Ghent, New York

Comparing Ghent to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 8
Median Family Income 9 6
College Educated Adults 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Rents 2 6

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Ghent Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles N of New York, New York
County Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 12075
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.329
Longitude -73.616

Ghent Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station COPAKE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Ghent Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 586 100%
Male 287 49%
Female 299 51%
Under 18 131 22.4%
18+ 455 77.6%
65+ 90 15.4%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 574 98%
African-American 6 1%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 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
Italian 13.8%
Polish 13.8%
German 12.6%
Irish 11.4%
US/American 8.9%
Slovak 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Dutch 5.9%
English 3.5%
Swiss 2.2%
Canadian 2.2%
French Canadian 2%
British 2%
Greek 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Swedish 1%
Belgian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ghent 586 $55,543
Chatham 1,758 $44,500
Kinderhook 1,275 $69,115
Niverville 1,737 $55,362
Philmont 1,480 $41,944
Stottville 1,355 $44,688
Valatie 1,712 $51,563
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