Ashland, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ashland, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Ashland had a population of 7,920 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: Slash Cottage, Slashes.

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Ashland, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,920
Population in Households 6,765
Population in Familes 5,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,155
Population Density2 1,110
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $48,400
Average Household Income $70,198
Per Capita Income $30,674


Total Housing Units 3,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,693 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,301 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $224,412
Average Home Value $272,785


Total Households 2,994
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,753
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.12% 1.11%
Households 1.4% 1.38%
Families 1.58% 1.2%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

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, 2018 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 # 151 75th
Population Density # 218 63rd
Diversity Index # 212 64th
Median Household Income # 330 45th
Per Capita Income # 222 63rd

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