Ashland, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland, Maine - Basic Facts

The Ashland Census Designated Place had a population of 748 as of July 1, 2015. Ashland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 46.6169 and longitude -68.3928 in Aroostook County. 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. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Ashland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583553) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

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Ashland, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 748
Population in Households 748
Population in Familes 568
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 168
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $102,848
Average Home Value $119,064


Median Household Income $37,324
Average Household Income $45,809
Per Capita Income $21,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.24%
Households 1.56% 0.43%
Families 3.8% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 117 11th
Population Density1 # 118 11th
Diversity Index2 # 128 2nd
Median Household Income # 84 37th
Per Capita Income # 86 35th

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