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Ashland, Kansas
City
First National Bank building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
First National Bank building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Location within Clark County and Kansas
Location within Clark County and Kansas
KDOT map of Clark County (legend)
KDOT map of Clark County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Clark
Area
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,975 ft (602 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 867
 • Estimate (2015) 816
 • Density 516.1/sq mi (199.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67831
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-02675
GNIS feature ID 0470769
Website AshlandKS.com

Ashland is the largest city in and the county seat of Clark County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 867.

History

Ashland lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (now Dodge City, Kansas) to the north and Fort Supply in the Indian Territory to the south. In 1870, during the Comanche Campaign against the Native Americans, the Army built two redoubts along the Dodge/Supply trail near the current site of Ashland: the Bear Creek Redoubt, five miles to the north, and the Cimarron Redoubt, nine miles to the south.

Founded in 1884, it was named after the city of Ashland, Kentucky. The first post office in Ashland was established in 1885.

Geography and climate

Ashland is located at 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917 (37.186803, -99.769259). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), all of it land.

Climate data for Ashland, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.2
(8.44)
51.2
(10.67)
60.4
(15.78)
70.5
(21.39)
79.3
(26.28)
88.4
(31.33)
94.7
(34.83)
93.5
(34.17)
84.8
(29.33)
72.6
(22.56)
59.2
(15.11)
47.3
(8.5)
70.7
(21.5)
Average low °F (°C) 16.9
(-8.39)
21.0
(-6.11)
30.3
(-0.94)
39.3
(4.06)
51.3
(10.72)
61.3
(16.28)
65.6
(18.67)
64.5
(18.06)
54.5
(12.5)
40.7
(4.83)
28.1
(-2.17)
18.3
(-7.61)
41.0
(5)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.54
(13.7)
0.72
(18.3)
1.57
(39.9)
1.86
(47.2)
3.29
(83.6)
4.05
(102.9)
2.61
(66.3)
2.68
(68.1)
1.75
(44.5)
1.88
(47.8)
0.96
(24.4)
0.91
(23.1)
22.82
(579.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.1
(10.4)
2.2
(5.6)
2.1
(5.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.5
(1.3)
3.1
(7.9)
12.1
(30.7)
Source: NOAA

Area attractions

  • Big Basin Prairie Preserve
  • St. Jacob's Well

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 459
1900 493 7.4%
1910 910 84.6%
1920 1,147 26.0%
1930 1,232 7.4%
1940 1,186 −3.7%
1950 1,493 25.9%
1960 1,312 −12.1%
1970 1,244 −5.2%
1980 1,096 −11.9%
1990 1,032 −5.8%
2000 975 −5.5%
2010 867 −11.1%
Est. 2015 816 −5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $32,721, and the median income for a family was $40,682. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,183. About 9.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 867 people, 381 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 516.1 inhabitants per square mile (199.3/km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 276.8 per square mile (106.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 381 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.


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