Ashland County WI Information


Ashland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,067
Population in Households 15,452
Population in Familes 11,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 615
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 6,708
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,046
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,547 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,161 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,080 (31.5%)
Median Home Value $117,590
Average Home Value $151,292


Median Household Income $39,871
Average Household Income $51,461
Per Capita Income $21,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.01%
Households -0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.18% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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 County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin 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 # 61 17th
Population Density1 # 65 11th
Diversity Index2 # 10 88th
Median Household Income # 70 4th
Per Capita Income # 69 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.