- Ghent, Kentucky
official_name = Ghent, Kentucky
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Ghent, Kentucky
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Carroll
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.9
area_land_km2 = 1.9
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.7
area_land_sq_mi = 0.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 371
population_density_km2 = 199.8
population_density_sq_mi = 517.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 148
elevation_ft = 486
latd = 38 |latm = 44 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 3 |longs = 37 |longEW = W
Ghent is located at coor dms|38|44|10|N|85|3|37|W|city (38.736116, -85.060225)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.
The community is located on
U.S. Route 42at Kentucky Route 47. Ghent is north of Interstate 71.
Ghent is on the opposite side of the Ohio River from
Vevay, Indiana, but is not linked to it by a bridge.
Ghent was settled at the end of Eighteenth Century and was first known as "McCool's Creek Settlement." [http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/ky-ghent.html] . The community was established in 1814. The Town is named is derived from the
Treaty of Ghent, which was signed on December 24, 1814, in Ghent, Flanders, United Kingdom of the Netherlands, which ended the War of 1812between the United States and United Kingdom. Henry Claysuggested the town's name, he represented the United States at the Peace Commission. The Ghent Post Office opened in 1816.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 371 people, 125 households, and 103 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 517.4 people per square mile (198.9/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 212.0/sq mi (81.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.49% White, 5.93% African American, 3.50% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.20% of the population.
There were 125 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $39,028. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $17,813 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,106. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
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