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The Town of Ashland had a population of 570 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 34.8341 and longitude -89.1777 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Town of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2405174) 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 Town of Ashland is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton 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, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 570
Population in Households 543
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 313
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $86,111
Average Home Value $109,157


Median Household Income $34,280
Average Household Income $48,464
Per Capita Income $20,807
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.46%
Households -0.07% -0.46%
Families -0.12% -0.6%
Median Household Income   -2.21%
Per Capita Income   0.37%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 255 30th
Population Density1 # 255 30th
Diversity Index2 # 241 34th
Median Household Income # 164 55th
Per Capita Income # 100 73rd

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