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Ashland, Missouri
City of Ashland
Location of Ashland, Missouri
Location of Ashland, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
Founded 1853
Area
 • Total 5.88 sq mi (15.22 km2)
 • Land 5.87 sq mi (15.20 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,707
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,968
 • Density 676.09/sq mi (261.05/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65010
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-02242
GNIS feature ID 0713434
Website ashlandmo.us

Ashland is a city in Boone County, Missouri, United States. Ashland is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,707 at the 2010 census.

History

Ashland was founded in 1853. It was named from the Ashland estate of Kentucky Congressman Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. Clay was instrumental in the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which allowed Missouri's admission as the 24th state.

Geography

Ashland is located at 38°46′24″N 92°15′28″W / 38.77333°N 92.25778°W / 38.77333; -92.25778 (38.773394, -92.257856). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.80 square miles (12.43 km2), of which, 4.79 square miles (12.41 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 371
1890 373 0.5%
1900 401 7.5%
1910 341 −15.0%
1920 342 0.3%
1930 314 −8.2%
1940 434 38.2%
1950 416 −4.1%
1960 495 19.0%
1970 769 55.4%
1980 1,021 32.8%
1990 1,252 22.6%
2000 1,869 49.3%
2010 3,707 98.3%
Est. 2019 3,968 7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,707 people, 1,428 households, and 990 families living in the city. The population density was 773.9 inhabitants per square mile (298.8/km2). There were 1,530 housing units at an average density of 319.4 per square mile (123.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,428 households, of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 33.9 years. 29.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

Library

The Southern Boone County Public Library, a branch of the Daniel Boone Regional Library, is in Ashland.


Education

Ashland is served by the Southern Boone County R-1 Public School District. The district's schools include:

  • Southern Boone High School (Grades 9 through 12)
  • Southern Boone County Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)
  • Southern Boone County Elementary School (Grades 3 through 5)
  • Southern Boone County Primary School (Pre-School through Second Grade and Parents As Teachers)

Southern Boone County R-1 Public School District enrollment doubled between 1991 and 2017.

Ashland has a public library, a branch of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

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