Ashland, Louisiana

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Population in 2012: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 126  (47.4%)
Females: 141  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71070.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,051 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Ashland:

$38,051
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,872 (it was $12,652 in 2000)

Ashland village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,265 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Ashland:

$59,265
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $156,230; Detached houses: $200,145; Mobile homes: $26,054

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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Ashland races chart
  • White alone - 223 (82.9%)
  • Black alone - 45 (16.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Ashland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashland: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.1%), English (11.4%), German (11.0%), United States (10.7%), French (3.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1963

Land area: 27.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Ashland,LA real estate house value index trend

Ashland, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland village:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

8 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This village:  2.5%
Louisiana:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $266 (0.5%)

Ashland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (43.7 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (45.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (211.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Martin, LA (2.5 miles ), Saline, LA (3.0 miles ), Castor, LA (3.1 miles ), Lucky, LA (3.2 miles ), Hall Summit, LA (3.4 miles ), Goldonna, LA (3.7 miles ), Edgefield, LA (3.7 miles) , Coushatta, LA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.12 N, Longitude: 93.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Ashland household income distribution Ashland home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

Work and jobs in Ashland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ashland, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Ashland village center caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/2/1984, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the village center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from Ashland center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 291.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.2 miles away from Ashland center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Natchitoches Parish (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic map

Birthplace of: H. Welborn Ayres - Judge.

Hospitals and medical centers near Ashland:

  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF COUSHATTA (Hospital, about 15 miles away; COUSHATTA, LA)
  • GREEN MEADOW HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COUSHATTA, LA)
  • SPRINGVILLE NURSING CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COUSHATTA, LA)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH CARE, IN (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; COUSHATTA, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 26 miles; Natchitoches, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,700)
  • Grambling State University (about 37 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 40 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 41 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 43 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 52 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 68 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)

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Notable locations in Ashland: Iron Springs School (A), Natchitoches Fire Protection District 8 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hathorn Cemetery (1), Ramah Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bucket Creek (A), Topy Creek (B), McGee Branch (C), Iron Springs Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Natchitoches Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.8%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ashland compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ashland travel time to work - commute Ashland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ashland village (based on Natchitoches Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.25%
Here: 52.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents55.0%24.0%10.6%2.7%1.3%
Congregations41.0%16.9%16.9%6.0%2.4%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.8%0.7%2.7%
Congregations1.2%1.2%1.2%2.4%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Natchitoches Parish:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Natchitoches Parish:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Natchitoches Parish:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Natchitoches Parish:

30.8%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$184
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$184
Totals for Government 0$0 2$368

7.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200529,489 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.73% ($21,632 average AGI)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.58% ($32,493)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.43% ($22,706)


7.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,203 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.73% ($32,391 average AGI)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.68% ($26,875)
to Sabine Parish, LA  0.36% ($27,395)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLAD (800 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMGG (920 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRRP (950 AM; 1 kW; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: FRANCIS V. HOBBS)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KSBH (94.9 FM; COUSHATTA, LA; Owner: KSBH, L.L.C.)
  • KZBL (100.7 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDBH-FM (97.3 FM; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: BALDRIDGE-DUMAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KAIN-LP (Channel 55; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: MARY GILL LEE)
  • KNTS-LP (Channel 17; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Owner: RICHARD GILL)

Ashland fatal accident list:

Nov 15, 1987 10:30 PM, Hwy155west, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,770
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,274

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Clair M Billington, 1 Mi N Of Brown Off 155 4 Mi E (Lat: 32.181111 Lon: -93.067222), Type: 106.0, Overall height: 106 m
    Registrant: 3183712337, Harr6815@bellsouth.Net, 608 FORT STREET
  • 1 Mi N Of Brown Off 155 4 Mi E (Lat: 32.181111 Lon: -93.067222), Type: 106.0, Overall height: 106 m
    Registrant: 3184432102, , 3200 N BOLTON AVE

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi N Brown Off 155 4 Mi (Lat: 32.181000 Lon: -93.067111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106 m, Call Sign: WPIH749, Licensee ID: L00562777
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2000, Expiration Date: 09/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2010, Certifier: Thomas D Garner
    Registrant: Cellpage Inc, 995 San Antonio Ave, Many, LA 71449, Phone: (318) 256-2170

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • RPTR, 1 Mi N Of Brown Off 155 4 Mi E (Lat: 32.181111 Lon: -93.067222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106 m, Call Sign: WNCZ330
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2005, Expiration Date: 06/06/2015
    Registrant: Shreveport Communications, 933 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101, Phone: (318) 425-5977, Fax: (318) 227-8955, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Ashland, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James267.5 years
Annie273.9 years
Orron279.5 years
Robert278.5 years
Most common last names in Ashland, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mccain684.3 years
Pullig581.0 years
Rigdon470.0 years
Bumgardner475.7 years
Moore465.0 years
Martin389.6 years
Thomas381.7 years
Fair380.0 years
Coffey373.0 years
Quick277.0 years

Ashland on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
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