Ashland, VA 23005 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23005: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ashland, VA 23005

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ashaiiu, VA 23005

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,786
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,066
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 385
  • County: Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.748, Longitude -77.472
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ashland, VA 23005 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,937
Population in Households 15,807
Population in Familes 12,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,130
Population Density1 222
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 6,523
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,482
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,558 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,965 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $284,039
Average Home Value $331,467


Median Household Income $64,282
Average Household Income $87,063
Per Capita Income $35,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.98%
Households 1.25% 1.14%
Families 1.11% 1.04%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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, VA 23005 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23005 to the other 873 ZIP Codes in Virginia 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 # 181 79th
Population Density1 # 268 69th
Diversity Index2 # 414 52nd
Median Household Income # 228 74th
Per Capita Income # 177 80th

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