Ashtabula, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashtabula, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ashtabula had a population of 18,648 as of July 1, 2015. Ashtabula ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashtabula is located at latitude 41.8795 and longitude -80.7985 in Ashtabula County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashtabula (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Ashtabula County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Ashtabula (GNIS ID: 2394002) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Ashtabula population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Ashtabula, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 18,648
Population in Households 18,205
Population in Familes 13,636
Population in Group Qrtrs 443
Population Density1 2,411
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 7,607
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,796 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,811 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,461 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $82,092
Average Home Value $99,862


Median Household Income $27,709
Average Household Income $39,038
Per Capita Income $16,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.47%
Households -0.34% -0.42%
Families -1.01% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.

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Ashtabula, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashtabula to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 102 92nd
Population Density1 # 166 86th
Diversity Index2 # 67 95th
Median Household Income # 1180 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1152 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.