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The Ashland Heights CDP(1) had a population of 809 as of July 1, 2021. 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 44.1297 and longitude -103.1252 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Ashland Heights Census Designated Place 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ashland Heights, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 809 (100%)
Population in Households 809 (100.0%)
Population in Families 622 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 277
Diversity Index2 36
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,528
Average Household Income $51,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $21,059
Wealth Index5 40
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $93,333
Average Home Value $142,347
Housing Affordability Index3 278
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.56% 0.71%
Households 0.59% 0.72%
Families 0.35% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.94%

Ashland Heights, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland Heights to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 96 76th
Population Density # 248 37th
Median Household Income # 295 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 329 84th
Per Capita Income # 350 11th
Diversity Index # 64 84th

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