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People

Total Population 344
Male Share of the Population 56.4%
Female Share of the Population 43.6%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 167
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 63.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,250
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $508
Median House Value $106,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 7%

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

Ghent Almanac

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARSHALL
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
Station LAMBERTON SW EXP STN
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cottonwood 1,257 $56,250
Lynd 563 $76,007
Marshall 13,608 $70,446

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

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