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Ashland, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Ashland had a population of 2,062 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 33.2699 and longitude -85.8337 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The Town of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2405173) 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 Ashland 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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Ashland, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,062
Population in Households 1,959
Population in Familes 1,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 282
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 864
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $76,796
Average Home Value $96,612


Median Household Income $30,198
Average Household Income $43,981
Per Capita Income $18,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% -0.01%
Households 0.33% 0.02%
Families 1.81% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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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Ashland, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 209 64th
Population Density1 # 253 56th
Diversity Index2 # 216 63rd
Median Household Income # 468 19th
Per Capita Income # 365 37th

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