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Ghent, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Ghent Census Designated Place had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2017. Ghent ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ghent is located at latitude 37.6185 and longitude -81.1062 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Ghent Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,986 feet.

The Ghent Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586809) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ghent Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ghent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Ghent, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 483
Daytime Population: Workers 208
Daytime Population: Residents 267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 377
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,722
Average Household Income $72,776
Per Capita Income $30,310

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (47.2%)
Median Home Value $140,116
Average Home Value $224,302
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.17%
Households 0.75% 0.0%
Families 0.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Ghent, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ghent to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 249 39th
Population Density # 302 26th
Diversity Index # 324 21st
Median Household Income # 35 92nd
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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