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Ashville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Ashville had a population of 2,468 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Ashville is located at latitude 33.837 and longitude -86.2544 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashville encompass a land area of 19.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Ashville (GNIS ID: 2403122) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ashville is located within Ashville Division of St. Clair County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashville: Saint Clairsville.


Ashville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,468 (100%)
Population in Households 2,408 (97.6%)
Population in Families 2,089 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 60 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 129
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $50,657
Average Household Income $67,357
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $24,761
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $140,169
Average Home Value $156,385
Housing Affordability Index3 237


Total Households 901
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.07% 1.14%
Households 1.25% 1.19%
Families 1.1% 1.06%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
Owner Occupied HU   1.02%


Ashville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashville to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 187 68th
Population Density # 428 27th
Median Household Income # 180 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 295 50th
Per Capita Income # 223 62nd
Diversity Index # 255 57th

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