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Living In Ghent, NY

Ghent, New York is a small town with a population of approximately 1,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 43, are older than most cities in New York. Home ownership is more common than renting in Ghent, and 12% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,161/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Ghent will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.

Ghent has an average commute time of about 23 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 38 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 52% of residents, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Few residents walk to work.

Ghent has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 12% have a Bachelor's degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Ghent. The five most common are healthcare, support, retail, scientific, and construction. Together, these industries make up 38% of the town's workforce. With an average annual income of about $85K, Ghent workers earn around $4,000 more than their peers elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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