Ashland, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Ashland had a population of 2,693 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Ashland is located within Township of Ashland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saunders County.

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: Saline Ford.

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


Total Population 2,693
Daytime Population: Workers 613
Daytime Population: Residents 1,273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,886
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 2,618
Population in Familes 2,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 2,447
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $59,015
Average Household Income $74,622
Per Capita Income $29,427


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 732 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $173,438
Average Home Value $222,165


Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 724
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 1.3% 1.09%
Households 1.38% 1.15%
Families 1.74% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 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 # 51 91st
Population Density # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 328 44th
Median Household Income # 135 77th
Per Capita Income # 220 62nd

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