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, 2017. 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.

The Ashland Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ashland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Aroostook 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 748
Daytime Population: Workers 359
Daytime Population: Residents 442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 801
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 748
Population in Familes 567
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 168
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $37,308
Average Household Income $50,089
Per Capita Income $23,280


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $86,968
Average Home Value $115,785


Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 223
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 0.74% 0.05%
Households 0.94% 0.16%
Families 2.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Ashland, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 114 13th
Population Density # 117 11th
Diversity Index # 130 1st
Median Household Income # 92 30th
Per Capita Income # 89 32nd

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