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People

Total Population 5,317
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,597
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,406
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,951
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,141

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,602
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $869
Median House Value $221,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 27.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station STOCKBRIDGE
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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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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