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Ghent is a city in Lyon County, in the Marshall metro area.
The community was named after the city in Belgium
The latitude of Ghent is 44.512N. The longitude is -95.89W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 295.
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32% of Ghent residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ghent ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ghent was $17,313, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ghent residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ghent, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $163. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $704.
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ghent political report.
The average commute time for Ghent workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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