Ashland, Pennsylvania Population 2024

2,488

Ashland is a city located in Columbia County and Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. Ashland has a 2024 population of 2,488. Ashland is currently growing at a rate of 0.2% annually and its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,467 in 2020.

The average household income in Ashland is $75,017 with a poverty rate of 15.94%. The median age in Ashland is 42.8 years: 36.2 years for males, and 52.4 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 97.03%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,500.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.85% (21)
The current population of Ashland, Pennsylvania is 2,488 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,467.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,41997.03%
Black or African American391.56%
Two or more races351.4%
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

42.8

Total

36.2

Male

52.4

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 2,085 adults, (374 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

45.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female1,27951.3%
Male1,21448.7%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1532.166337
Non Family5571.3150.149.9
Married3732.7797.12.9
Male1183.339.860.2
Female1053.2336.263.8

2.65

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade20110.97%
Associates Degree1176.39%
Bachelors Degree1055.73%
Graduate Degree1085.9%
High School Graduate90249.24%
Less Than 9th Grade1095.95%
Some College29015.83%

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
White1,7871,477213
Black39390
2+ Races660
Hispanic660

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 11.92%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,406$88,462$33,380
Graduate Degree$72,276$0$71,506
High School Graduate$37,271$63,716$25,313
Less Than 9th Grade$33,281$53,000$28,875
Overall$46,314$63,393$35,118
Some College$46,583$50,926$42,768

$46,314

Average Earnings

$63,393

Average Male

$35,118

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

98.74% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 1.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,36038816.44%

15.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.87%

Male Poverty Rate

18.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.73%.

Ashland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School24.94%
Less Than 9th Grade24.52%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed10.96%
Female Employed4.09%
Male Employed2.96%
Female Unemployed0%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$73,676$87,903
Households$62,854$75,017
Married Families$108,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,994$55,641

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

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 45-54.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

53

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War17
Vietnam16
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Ashland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5417
65 to 7416
75+12
55 to 648
18 to 340

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White532.62%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

6%

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

93.7%

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 93.7% having been born in Pennsylvania. 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
20292,51560.24%
20282,50950.2%
20272,50450.2%
20262,49960.24%
20252,49350.2%
20242,48850.2%
20232,48370.28%
20222,47630.12%
20212,47360.24%
20202,467-210-7.84%
20192,677-10-0.37%
20182,687-13-0.48%
20172,700-19-0.7%
20162,719-17-0.62%
20152,736-23-0.83%
20142,759-19-0.68%
20132,778-12-0.43%
20122,790-13-0.46%
20112,803-14-0.5%
20102,81700%
20003,283-576-14.93%
19903,859-376-8.88%
19804,235-502-10.6%
19704,737-270-5.39%
19605,007-1,185-19.14%
19506,192-853-12.11%
19407,045-119-1.66%
19307,1644987.47%
19206,666-189-2.76%
19106,8554176.48%
19006,438-908-12.36%
18907,3461,29421.38%
18806,0523385.92%
18705,7141,83447.27%
18603,8801,36554.27%
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Ashland Population by Year