Ghent, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 359 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.0%
 
Males: 204  (56.9%)
Females: 155  (43.1%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56239.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,485 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Ghent:

$54,485
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,368 (it was $17,313 in 2000)

Ghent city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,745 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Ghent:

$93,745
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $117,541; Detached houses: $124,612; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,369; In 2-unit structures: $107,240; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $48,745; Mobile homes: $34,122

Median gross rent in 2012: $513.

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Ghent races chart
  • White alone - 361 (97.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Ghent detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ghent: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.1%), Norwegian (12.8%), Polish (8.1%), Dutch (6.7%), Irish (5.9%), Russian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1164 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,337 people per square mile   (low).

Ghent,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ghent:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ghent city:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

16 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This city:  4.6%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,917 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,154 (1.4%)

Ghent satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $166,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $103,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.51 N, Longitude: 95.89 W

Area code: 507

Ghent household income distribution Ghent home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (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

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Tornado activity:

Ghent-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 23% 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 77% 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from Ghent 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 the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from Ghent center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Ghent:

  • MINNEOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • MINNEOTA MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • WMMC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • MARSHALL DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • AVERA MARSHALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • PRAIRIE HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • AVERA MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ghent:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 8 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 47 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Ridgewater College (about 59 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 79 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 94 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 95 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

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Notable locations in Ghent: Ghent Fire Department (A), Ghent City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ghent: Saint Eloi Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ghent and their reported violations in the past:

GHENT (Population served: 370, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ghent compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ghent travel time to work - commute Ghent mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ghent city (based on Lyon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.60%
Here: 69.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents49.5%25.9%6.9%5.6%2.8%
Congregations16.7%26.2%9.5%7.1%7.1%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.0%1.3%1.1%2.6%
Congregations7.1%2.4%4.8%2.4%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lyon County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,197$26,3640$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,038$36,4560$0
Sewerage 1$400$4,8000$0
Totals for Government 3$5,635$22,5400$0

Ghent government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $290,000 ($807.80)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($105.85)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($89.14)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($83.57)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($52.92)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($36.21)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($33.43)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($19.50)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($16.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($11.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($8.36)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($2.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($25.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $6,000 ($16.71)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($8.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($75.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Ghent government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $37,000 ($103.06)
    All Other: $4,000 ($11.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($19.50)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($13.93)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($2.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($119.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $61,000 ($169.92)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.79)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($97.49)
    NEC: $5,000 ($13.93)

Ghent government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($19.50)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $145,000 ($403.90)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $300,000 ($835.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $436,000 ($1214.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($25.07)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($19.50)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.43% ($32,558 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,029)
from Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($22,412)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.57% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($31,108)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.26% ($41,192)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ghent:

  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ghent:

  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ghent:

  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)

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
  • GHENT, 3.0 Miles East Of (Lat: 44.516611 Lon: -95.826111), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WFY885
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 4130.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012
    Registrant: At&t Communications Of The Midwest, Inc., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0KYX, Licensee ID: L01559314
    Grant Date: 04/05/2010, Expiration Date: 04/05/2020, Certifier: Jason A Lenz
    Registrant: Jason A Lenz, 208 Bluebird Ct, Ghent, MN 56239

Most common first names in Ghent, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Edward876.0 years
Mary584.7 years
Joseph474.5 years
Theodore475.0 years
Henry383.6 years
Louise375.3 years
Rose387.7 years
Agnes274.5 years
Frank277.4 years
Camiel266.5 years
Most common last names in Ghent, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boerboom580.1 years
Vankeulen580.4 years
Bot484.3 years
Loyson483.3 years
Regnier490.5 years
Caron385.1 years
Decock378.6 years
Decramer373.7 years
Delanghe388.4 years
Duthoy380.7 years
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