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Ashland, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ashland had a population of 20,632 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: Uniontown.

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Ashland, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,632
Population in Households 18,527
Population in Familes 14,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,105
Population Density2 1,847
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,896
Average Household Income $60,812
Per Capita Income $24,739


Total Housing Units 9,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,589 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,547 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 955 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $119,495
Average Home Value $144,354


Total Households 8,136
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,876
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.11%
Households 0.11% 0.16%
Families 0.16% -0.02%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2018 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 Density # 322 74th
Diversity Index # 522 57th
Median Household Income # 891 27th
Per Capita Income # 673 45th

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