Ashland, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Ashland had a population of 2,646 as of July 1, 2015. Ashland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 41.0403 and longitude -96.3701 in Saunders County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Saunders County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2394000) 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: Saline Ford.

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Ashland, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,646
Population in Households 2,572
Population in Familes 2,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 2,404
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,036
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 720
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $130,024
Average Home Value $152,448


Median Household Income $52,824
Average Household Income $62,621
Per Capita Income $24,701
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.45% 1.3%
Households 1.64% 1.41%
Families 2.3% 1.35%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
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.

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Ashland, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 52 91st
Population Density1 # 21 97th
Diversity Index2 # 343 41st
Median Household Income # 214 63rd
Per Capita Income # 338 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.