Ashland County, Wisconsin Population 2024

16,009

Ashland County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 16,009 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ashland County, Wisconsin is the 62nd largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 16,142 and has seen a growth of -0.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,934-15-0.09%
202815,949-15-0.09%
202715,964-15-0.09%
202615,979-15-0.09%
202515,994-15-0.09%
202416,009-15-0.09%
202316,024-15-0.09%
202216,039-15-0.09%
202116,054360.22%
202016,0185123.3%
201915,506-47-0.3%
201815,553460.3%
201715,507-130-0.83%
201615,637-171-1.08%
201515,808-188-1.18%
201415,996280.18%
201315,9681330.84%
201215,835-190-1.19%
201116,025-117-0.72%
201016,142
199016,307-476-2.84%
198016,783400.24%
197016,743-632-3.64%
196017,375-2,086-10.72%
195019,461-2,340-10.73%
194021,8017473.55%
193021,054-3,484-14.2%
192024,5382,57311.71%
191021,9651,7898.87%
190020,1761130.56%
189020,06318,5041186.91%
18801,5591,338605.43%
1870221-294-57.09%
1860515-15,419-96.77%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-15)
County Website
Ashland County
County Seat
2020 Population
16,018
Area
1045 mi²
Density
15 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.06% (-9)
Founded
March 27, 1860

Ashland County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,33183.11%
Native American1,5869.89%
Two or more races7124.44%
Black or African American2491.55%
Asian1190.74%
Other race370.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.04%
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashland County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Ashland County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Ashland County, Wisconsin Median Age

42.2

Total

39.6

Male

43.6

Female

Ashland County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 12,607 adults, (3,273 of whom are seniors) in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Ashland County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female7,78548.53%
Male8,25651.47%

Ashland County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Ashland County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,8462.2571.828.2
Married3,0522.9889.410.6
Non Family3,0021.2661.238.8
Female5863.4335.864.2
Male2062.6668.431.6
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2.97

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ashland County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashland County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 31.39%.

Ashland County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,693

Average Earnings

$46,236

Average Male

$35,395

Average Female

Ashland County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashland County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ashland County, Wisconsin Language

96.36% of Ashland County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.6% of the population.

Ashland County, Wisconsin Language

Ashland County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,6451,79014.16%
Native1,51434923.05%
Multiple67024536.57%
Black16712776.05%
Hispanic5066713.24%
Asian1121311.61%
Islander7114.29%
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16.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland County, Wisconsin is Black, with 76.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 11.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.07%.

Ashland County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.94%
High School21.87%
Some College13.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
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Ashland County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.76%
Male Unemployed20.25%
Female Employed10.3%
Male Employed8.12%
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Ashland County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashland County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ashland County, Wisconsin 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 County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,014

Number of Veterans

928

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Ashland County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

count

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Ashland County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Ashland County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Ashland County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ashland County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland County, Wisconsin 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

68.95%

Born in Ashland County, Wisconsin

98.73%

Native Born

1.27%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.73% of Ashland County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 68.95% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ashland County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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