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Ashland, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ashland had a population of 20,489 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 40.8671 and longitude -82.3173 in Ashland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Ashland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The City of Ashland (GNIS ID: 1085702) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ashland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: Uniontown.

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Ashland, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,489
Population in Households 18,571
Population in Familes 14,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,918
Population Density1 1,834
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 8,168
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,914
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,972 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,196 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 914 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $111,990
Average Home Value $136,427


Median Household Income $41,024
Average Household Income $55,129
Per Capita Income $22,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.14%
Families 0.33% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ashland, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 93rd
Population Density1 # 327 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 517 58th
Median Household Income # 885 27th
Per Capita Income # 692 43rd

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