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Ashland, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Ashland had a population of 7,752 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 37.7603 and longitude -77.4707 in Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Town of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2390708) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: Slash Cottage, Slashes.

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


Total Population 7,752
Daytime Population: Workers 5,836
Daytime Population: Residents 4,194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 6,629
Population in Familes 4,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,123
Population Density2 1,087
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $46,545
Average Household Income $67,188
Per Capita Income $29,477


Total Housing Units 3,151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,555 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,372 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $208,991
Average Home Value $253,394


Total Households 2,927
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,719
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 0.98% 1.05%
Households 1.28% 1.29%
Families 1.53% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Ashland, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 154 74th
Population Density # 224 62nd
Diversity Index # 214 64th
Median Household Income # 339 43rd
Per Capita Income # 222 63rd

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