Ashland Heights, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashland Heights, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Ashland Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 768 as of July 1, 2016. Ashland Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland Heights is located at latitude 44.1332 and longitude -103.1243 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Ashland Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,166 feet.

The Ashland Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393320) 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.

The Ashland Heights Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Central Pennington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pennington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ashland Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 768
Population in Households 768
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 264
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $41,614
Average Home Value $85,266


Median Household Income $43,476
Average Household Income $57,197
Per Capita Income $23,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.46%
Households 0.26% 0.51%
Families 0.16% 0.39%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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 Heights, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland Heights to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota 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 # 99 75th
Population Density1 # 256 35th
Diversity Index2 # 56 86th
Median Household Income # 260 34th
Per Capita Income # 292 26th

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