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 787 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 787
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 380
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 787
Population in Familes 608
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 270
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $46,522
Average Household Income $62,180
Per Capita Income $25,570


Total Housing Units 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $41,921
Average Home Value $86,182


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 211
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 0.59% 0.8%
Households 0.75% 0.79%
Families 0.74% 0.75%
Median Household Income   4.98%
Per Capita Income   4.23%

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, 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 # 95 76th
Population Density # 255 35th
Diversity Index # 61 84th
Median Household Income # 246 37th
Per Capita Income # 264 33rd

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