Ashland, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ashland had a population of 2,724 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 40.7811 and longitude -76.345 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The Borough of Ashland (GNIS ID: 1215543) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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, 2017.

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Ashland, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,724
Daytime Population: Workers 1,339
Daytime Population: Residents 1,595
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,934
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,724
Population in Familes 2,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,643
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $40,974
Average Household Income $51,300
Per Capita Income $23,654


Total Housing Units 1,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $49,876
Average Home Value $72,756


Total Households 1,256
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 741
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 -0.46% -0.5%
Households -0.48% -0.51%
Families -0.63% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Ashland, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 494 72nd
Population Density # 807 54th
Diversity Index # 1151 35th
Median Household Income # 1402 20th
Per Capita Income # 1226 31st

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