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Ashtabula, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ashtabula is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ashtabula County at latitude 41.8795 and longitude -80.7985. Ashtabula County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ashtabula, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ashtabula, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ashtabula indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Ashtabula, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 18,591
Population in Households 18,156
Population in Familes 13,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 435
Population Density1 2,404
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 7,580
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,815 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,765 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,524 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $81,345
Average Home Value $99,423


Median Household Income $26,973
Average Household Income $38,867
Per Capita Income $16,204
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.66% -0.54%
Households -0.51% -0.48%
Families -1.24% -0.73%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 101 92nd
Population Density1 # 167 86th
Diversity Index2 # 67 95th
Median Household Income # 1182 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1146 5th

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