is a village located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the village had a total population of 291.
Geography\nAshland is located at 32°6'59" North, 93°6'53" West (32.116429, -93.114751)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of 70.2 km²
). 70.2 km² (27.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 291 people, 121 households, and 87 families residing in the village. The population density
is 4.1/km² (10.7/mi²). There are 149 housing units at an average density of 2.1/km² (5.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 86.60% White, 10.31% African American
, 2.41% Native American
, 0.69% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 121 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% are married couples living together, 14.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 25.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the village the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $23,438, and the median income for a family is $31,875. Males have a median income of $27,083 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village is $12,652. 32.0% of the population and 33.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 38.1% are under the age of 18 and 30.4% are 65 or older.