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Ashland, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Ashland had a population of 260 as of July 1, 2017. Ashland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 32.1204 and longitude -93.1125 in Natchitoches Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Natchitoches Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 223 feet.

The Village of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2407410) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ashland is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Natchitoches Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ashland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ashland, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 260
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 260
Population in Familes 210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $34,583
Average Household Income $47,326
Per Capita Income $20,645


Total Housing Units 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (29.9%)
Median Home Value $50,926
Average Home Value $72,414


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.23%
Households -0.5% -0.37%
Families -1.11% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Ashland, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 429 10th
Population Density # 474 0th
Diversity Index # 361 24th
Median Household Income # 333 30th
Per Capita Income # 290 39th

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