Ashford, Alabama

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Ashford is a town[2] in Houston County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,853 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a city; according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population was 1,932. [1]


Ashford is located at 31°11′3″N 85°14′7″W / 31.18417°N 85.23528°W / 31.18417; -85.23528 (31.184032, -85.235286)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,853 people, 763 households, and 527 families residing in the city. The population density was 303.9 people per square mile (117.3/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 143.8/sq mi (55.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.45% White, 27.52% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 763 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,444, and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $30,167 versus $22,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,135. About 11.3% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 27.7% of those age 65 or over.


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