Ashland, Wisconsin Population 2024

7,844

Ashland is a city located in Ashland County and Bayfield County Wisconsin. Ashland has a 2024 population of 7,844. It is also the county seat of Ashland County. Ashland is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,904 in 2020.

The average household income in Ashland is $65,228 with a poverty rate of 24.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ashland is 39.7 years, 38.1 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 84.34%
  • Native American: 6.3%
  • Two or more races: 5.48%
  • Black or African American: 2.32%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
13.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
587.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.76% (-60)
The current population of Ashland, Wisconsin is 7,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,904.

Ashland, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,66584.34%
Native American4986.3%
Two or more races4335.48%
Black or African American1832.32%
Asian1021.29%
Other race150.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.09%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2024

Ashland Median Age

39.7

Total

38.1

Male

42.5

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 6,390 adults, (1,494 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female3,76947.69%
Male4,13452.31%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4372.136139
Non Family1,7101.352.547.5
Married1,3042.9184.915.1
Female3523.1917.382.7
Male712.6343.756.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade721.34%
9th to 12th Grade1342.49%
High School Graduate1,94536.1%
Some College1,24023.01%
Associates Degree76914.27%
Bachelors Degree71213.21%
Graduate Degree5169.58%

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
White4,6664,5221,105
Native American34133829
Hispanic16916954
2+ Races12512154
Asian1026924
Black38160
Other Race10100
Islander770

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.2%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,581$50,295$33,077
Less Than 9th Grade$12,083$11,838$0
High School Graduate$21,702$40,000$11,092
Some College$45,050$54,250$36,203
Bachelors Degree$50,560$61,536$37,149
Graduate Degree$65,769$89,632$48,355

$40,581

Average Earnings

$50,295

Average Male

$33,077

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

96.77% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 3.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,0931,33021.83%
Multiple39222757.91%
Native43312228.18%
Black10110099.01%
Hispanic2744917.88%
Asian10287.84%
Islander7114.29%

24.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.28%

Male Poverty Rate

26.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Black, with 99.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Asian, with 7.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.82%.

Ashland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.12%
High School35.34%
Some College19.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.25%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed75.79%
Male Unemployed73.53%
Female Employed16.14%
Male Employed10.88%

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$47,239$65,228
Families$72,993$90,192
Married Families$94,327$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,711$36,755

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

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 35-44, 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

511

Number of Veterans

452

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam202
First Gulf War101
Second Gulf War43
Korea30
World War II4

Ashland Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64170
65 to 74131
75+109
35 to 54101
18 to 340

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4097.32%
2+ Races5225.87%
Native American5014.04%
Hispanic73.91%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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

62.66%

Born in Ashland

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 62.66% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ashland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,769-15-0.19%
20287,784-15-0.19%
20277,799-15-0.19%
20267,814-15-0.19%
20257,829-15-0.19%
20247,844-15-0.19%
20237,859-15-0.19%
20227,874-4-0.05%
20217,878-26-0.33%
20207,904881.13%
20197,816-57-0.72%
20187,873290.37%
20177,844-52-0.66%
20167,896-115-1.44%
20158,011-100-1.23%
20148,11130.04%
20138,108871.08%
20128,021-114-1.4%
20118,135-72-0.88%
20108,207-413-4.79%
20008,620-75-0.86%
19908,695-420-4.61%
19809,115-500-5.2%
19709,615-517-5.1%
196010,132-508-4.77%
195010,640-461-4.15%
194011,1014794.51%
193010,622-712-6.28%
192011,334-260-2.24%
191011,594-1,480-11.32%
190013,0743,11831.32%
18909,95600%
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Ashland Population by Year