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Ghent is a town in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.
Ghent was named for the city in Belgium.
The latitude of Ghent is 42.329N. The longitude is -73.616W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 404 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,276.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ghent demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12565 ZIP code.
20% of Ghent residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $21,365, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% 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 $451. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,068.
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ghent political report.
The average commute time for Ghent workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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