Ashland, Mississippi Population 2024

522

Ashland is a city located in Benton County and Tippah County Mississippi. Ashland has a 2024 population of 522. It is also the county seat of Benton County. Ashland is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -5.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 554 in 2020.

The average household income in Ashland is $53,298 with a poverty rate of 26.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ashland is 43.4 years, 34.5 years for males, and 57 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 82.81%
  • Black or African American: 13.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
286.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.78% (-32)
The current population of Ashland, Mississippi is 522 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 554.

Ashland, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White54982.81%
Black or African American8813.27%
Two or more races263.92%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2024

Ashland Median Age

43.4

Total

34.5

Male

57

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 513 adults, (202 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

113.2

Age Dependency Ratio

65

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female33750.83%
Male32649.17%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2432.3287.712.3
Non Family931.0291.48.6
Female803.098020
Married673.19919
Male32.671000

3.07

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

87.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade163.57%
9th to 12th Grade5111.38%
High School Graduate12427.68%
Some College15835.27%
Associates Degree5612.5%
Bachelors Degree408.93%
Graduate Degree30.67%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White40734940
Black35260
2+ Races663

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,214$39,196$36,250
Less Than 9th Grade$21,563$20,938$0
High School Graduate$37,813$43,958$27,083
Some College$38,529$39,000$37,857
Bachelors Degree$44,167$0$43,958
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$38,214

Average Earnings

$39,196

Average Male

$36,250

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

99.66% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 0.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White47311624.52%
Multiple262076.92%
Black651116.92%

26.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.7%

Male Poverty Rate

31.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Multiple, with 76.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Black, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.24%.

Ashland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.36%
High School23.16%
Some College13.56%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed11.21%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed11.88%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$40,179$53,298
Families$58,750$67,041
Married Families$98,750$-999,999,999
Non Families-$30,197

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

24.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

26

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam19
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Ashland Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7413
75+7
55 to 646
18 to 340
35 to 540

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White265.64%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.9%

Employment Rate

1.8%

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

72.85%

Born in Ashland

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 72.85% having been born in Mississippi. 0% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029482-8-1.63%
2028490-8-1.61%
2027498-8-1.58%
2026506-8-1.56%
2025514-8-1.53%
2024522-8-1.51%
2023530-8-1.49%
2022538-9-1.65%
2021547-7-1.26%
2020554407.78%
2019514-1-0.19%
2018515-6-1.15%
2017521-3-0.57%
201652450.96%
2015519-12-2.26%
2014531-16-2.93%
2013547-8-1.44%
2012555-5-0.89%
2011560-2-0.36%
201056200%

Ashland Population by Year