Ashland, Mississippi

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Ashland, Mississippi

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High Points

Ashland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ashland Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ashland Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ashland Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ashland Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ashland, Mississippi

Comparing Ashland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 6
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 10
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 8
People Above Poverty 3 8
Median Family Income 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 3 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Housing Recently Built 6 2
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2

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Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 54 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 38603
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.832
Longitude -89.175

Ashland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RIPLEY
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
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Ashland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 577 100%
Male 263 45.6%
Female 314 54.4%
Under 18 92 15.9%
18+ 485 84.1%
65+ 179 31%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.68
White 491 85.1%
African-American 62 10.7%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 18 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.7%

Estimated Ashland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 564
Growth -13
Growth % -2.3%

Ashland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.5%
English 28.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
Irish 9.3%
German 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ashland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Canaan (38603)
Cannon (38603)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ashland 577 $29,911
Blue Mountain 670 $40,833
Falkner 212 $38,036
Hickory Flat 565 $30,385
Potts Camp 494 $30,903
Ripley 5,478 $31,174
Snow Lake Shores 300 $33,750

Ashland Public Libraries

Benton County Library
Ashland, Mississippi
(662) 224-6400
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Ashland High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 442 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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