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Ashland, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Ashland had a population of 21,179 as of July 1, 2017. Ashland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 42.1922 and longitude -122.6982 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashland (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,949 feet.

The City of Ashland (GNIS ID: 2409740) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ashland is located within Ashland Division of Jackson County.

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, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,179
Daytime Population: Workers 10,572
Daytime Population: Residents 10,902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 20,201
Population in Familes 12,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 978
Population Density2 3,191
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $48,207
Average Household Income $73,820
Per Capita Income $35,423


Total Housing Units 11,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,918 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,028 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,123 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $410,327
Average Home Value $465,197


Total Households 9,946
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 4,725
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 0.74% 0.9%
Households 0.77% 0.93%
Families 0.55% 0.78%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Ashland, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon 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 # 31 92nd
Population Density # 66 83rd
Diversity Index # 182 51st
Median Household Income # 192 49th
Per Capita Income # 46 88th

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