For population 25 years and over in Ghent:
For population 15 years and over in Ghent city:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,109 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (79.5 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (132.6 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (453.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Minneota, MN (2.4 miles ), Marshall, MN (2.6 miles ), Lynd, MN (3.0 miles ), Taunton, MN (3.2 miles ), Cottonwood, MN (3.6 miles ), Russell, MN (3.7 miles ), Porter, MN (4.0 miles) , St. Leo, MN (4.0 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.51 N, Longitude: 95.89 W
Area code: 507
Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.5%).
Work and jobs in Ghent: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ghent, Minnesota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ghent-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Ghent city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 7/7/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ghent-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Ghent center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ghent:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ghent:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Ghent and their reported violations in the past:GHENT (Population served: 350, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 2.1%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Ghent compared to Minnesota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ghent (based on Lyon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.60%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ghent government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,117 average adjusted gross income)
0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,942 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Ghent:
Strongest FM radio stations in Ghent:
TV broadcast stations around Ghent:
Ghent fatal accident list:
Apr 6, 1975 00:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $60,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,299
Total average daily truck traffic: 390
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 4,450
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.