Ashland, Missouri Population 2023

5,059

Ashland is a city located in Boone County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 5,059, it is the 142nd largest city in Missouri and the 6552nd largest city in the United States.Ashland is currently growing at a rate of 2.1% annually and its population has increased by 6.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,747 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Ashland has a population density of 862 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ashland is $71,903 with a poverty rate of 5.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ashland is 42 years, 42.9 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ashland was:

  • White: 98.28%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Two or more races: 0.48%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Ashland, Missouri is 5,059 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,747.

Ashland, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2023

Ashland Median Age

42

Total

42.9

Male

41.4

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 2,997 adults, (578 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female2,17354.93%
Male1,78345.07%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.77

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ashland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.31%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$49,813

Average Earnings

$53,900

Average Male

$41,274

Average Female

Ashland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ashland Language

99.11% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 0.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

rate

5.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is White, with 5.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.18%.

Ashland Poverty

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ashland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

213

Number of Veterans

175

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

Ashland Veterans by War

Ashland Veterans by Age

count

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.6%

Labor Force Participation

71.4%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Ashland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.74%

Born in Ashland

82.12%

Native Born

1.22%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.12% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 66.74% having been born in Missouri. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ashland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Ashland Population by Year