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Ashland, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Ashland, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°46′24″N 92°15′28″W / 38.77333°N 92.25778°W / 38.77333; -92.25778
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,869
 - Density 2,106.7/sq mi (813.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65010
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-02242[1]
GNIS feature ID 0713434[2]

Ashland is a city in Boone County, Missouri, United States. (The term SoBoCo is sometimes used to refer to Southern Boone County.) Ashland is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,869 at the 2000 census. The population in 2006 was about 3,000, according to the city's website.



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)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,869 people, 748 households, and 495 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,106.7 people per square mile (810.8/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 924.3/sq mi (355.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% White, 0.43% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 748 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,750, and the median income for a family was $41,136. Males had a median income of $28,203 versus $24,180 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,938. About 8.9% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.


Ashland is served by the Southern Boone County School District, also referred to as Southern Boone County R-1 School District. The district's schools include:

  • Southern Boone County High School
  • 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)


Ashland is home to the Southern Boone County Public Library, a branch of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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