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Ashland, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ashland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cass County at latitude 39.8886 and longitude -90.008. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Ashland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ashland, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ashland 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 Village of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Ashland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,380
Population in Households 1,380
Population in Familes 1,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,878
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $82,075
Average Home Value $93,234


Median Household Income $58,079
Average Household Income $66,679
Per Capita Income $27,594
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 0.2%
Households 0.85% 0.18%
Families 0.62% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 612 55th
Population Density1 # 311 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1194 13th
Median Household Income # 433 68th
Per Capita Income # 448 67th

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