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The Village of Ashland had a population of 1,445 as of July 1, 2016. Ashland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 39.8886 and longitude -90.008 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Village of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2397996) 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.

The Village of Ashland is located within Township of Ashland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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, 2016.

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Ashland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,445
Population in Households 1,445
Population in Familes 1,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,967
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $107,621


Median Household Income $49,651
Average Household Income $62,791
Per Capita Income $26,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 0.36%
Households 1.38% 0.37%
Families 1.16% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Ashland, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 598 56th
Population Density1 # 286 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1134 16th
Median Household Income # 790 42nd
Per Capita Income # 647 53rd

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