Ghent, Minnesota

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Ghent, Minnesota
City
Location of Ghent, Minnesota
Location of Ghent, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°30′49″N 95°53′29″W / 44.51361°N 95.89139°W / 44.51361; -95.89139
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Mayor Ronald Sussner
Area[1]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 370
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 367
 • Density 1,088.2/sq mi (420.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56239
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-23660[4]
GNIS feature ID 0644113[5]

Ghent is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 370 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Ghent was originally called Grand View, and under the latter name was platted in 1878.[7] The present name is after the Flemish city of Gent.[8] A post office was established as Grandview in 1874, and renamed Ghent in 1882.[9] The city was incorporated in 1899.[10]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 119
1910 210 76.5%
1920 316 50.5%
1930 281 −11.1%
1940 341 21.4%
1950 336 −1.5%
1960 326 −3.0%
1970 301 −7.7%
1980 356 18.3%
1990 316 −11.2%
2000 315 −0.3%
2010 370 17.5%
Est. 2014 367 [11] −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 370 people, 155 households, and 108 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,088.2 inhabitants per square mile (420.2/km2). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 482.4 per square mile (186.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 155 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 315 people, 128 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.0 people per square mile (450.5/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 487.8 per square mile (187.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.46% White, 1.90% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 128 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $47,417. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $18,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,313. About 6.7% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 77. 
  8. ^ "Minnesota Place Names - Township and Village Information". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lyon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 312. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Coordinates: 44°30′46″N 95°53′28″W / 44.51278°N 95.89111°W / 44.51278; -95.89111