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The Ashland CDP(1) had a population of 605 as of July 1, 2022. 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 46.6312 and longitude -68.4062 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the Ashland Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ashland, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 605 (100%)
Population in Households 605 (100.0%)
Population in Families 451 (74.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 136
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $39,893
Average Household Income $53,399
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $26,448
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $99,762
Average Home Value $120,107
Housing Affordability Index3 194


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 1.80
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -2.40% -0.57%
Households -0.78% -0.36%
Families   -0.40%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.55%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%

Ashland, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 155 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 131 16th
Population Density # 144 8th
Median Household Income # 130 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 133 86th
Per Capita Income # 125 20th
Diversity Index # 153 2nd

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