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Ashland, Maine - Basic Facts

The Ashland Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Aroostook County at latitude 46.6169 and longitude -68.3928. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The formal official name is the Ashland Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ashland, Maine.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ashland indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Ashland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 785
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 176
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $98,380
Average Home Value $115,815


Median Household Income $38,171
Average Household Income $46,861
Per Capita Income $21,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.42% 0.78%
Households 2.88% 0.91%
Families 5.9% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 114 14th
Population Density1 # 119 10th
Diversity Index2 # 127 2nd
Median Household Income # 82 38th
Per Capita Income # 78 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.