The Ghent Census Designated Place had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2016. Ghent ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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.
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, 2016.
|Population in Households||484|
|Population in Familes||417|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||398 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||180 (45.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||28 ( 7.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||190 (47.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$144,512|
|Average Home Value||$233,939|
|Median Household Income||$50,748|
|Average Household Income||$69,635|
|Per Capita Income||$29,082|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.33%|
|Per Capita Income||1.82%|
The table below compares Ghent to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 252||38th|
|Population Density1||# 307||24th|
|Diversity Index2||# 340||16th|
|Median Household Income||# 49||88th|
|Per Capita Income||# 24||94th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.