Ashland, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland, California - Basic Facts

The Ashland Census Designated Place had a population of 22,871 as of July 1, 2016. Ashland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland is located at latitude 37.6942 and longitude -122.1159 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the Ashland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Ashland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407773) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ashland Census Designated Place is located within Hayward CCD of Alameda 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland: San Leandro South.

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Ashland, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,871
Population in Households 22,685
Population in Familes 18,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density1 12,442
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 7,494
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 5,164
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,412 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,082 (63.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $342,380
Average Home Value $349,762


Median Household Income $47,831
Average Household Income $63,764
Per Capita Income $21,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.98%
Households 0.49% 0.85%
Families 0.49% 0.86%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ashland, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 320 79th
Population Density1 # 36 98th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 976 36th
Per Capita Income # 1072 29th

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