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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Ghent is a town in New York with a population of 5,255. Ghent is in Columbia County. Living in Ghent offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ghent and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ghent are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Ghent

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,509
National
$55,322

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Ghent Reviews

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Not much to do in the town, very small. Nice scenery. Neighboring towns have more things to do. There are trails one can walk/hike on.
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The area is beautiful but there is little to no public transportation, which means that nearly every requires a car. The towns have gotten prettier and more expensive due to the influx of people moving upstate from the city.
People around have dogs which they take to walk and I have also seen them playing with them. The community around here are really friendly and always have a good attitude.