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Ashland City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Ashland City had a population of 5,111 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ashland City is located at latitude 36.2561 and longitude -87.0326 in Cheatham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ashland City (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Cheatham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Town of Ashland City (GNIS ID: 2405175) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ashland City is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ashland City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashland City: Ashland.

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Ashland City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,111
Daytime Population: Workers 5,225
Daytime Population: Residents 2,782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,007
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 4,941
Population in Familes 3,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density2 482
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,064
Average Household Income $58,274
Per Capita Income $23,147


Total Housing Units 2,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,256 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 746 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $144,082
Average Home Value $178,799


Total Households 2,002
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,283
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.02%
Households 1.15% 1.03%
Families 1.61% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Ashland City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashland City to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 108 75th
Population Density # 224 48th
Diversity Index # 120 72nd
Median Household Income # 178 59th
Per Capita Income # 167 61st

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