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The 2000 Census showed that Ashley County had a population of 24,209 people. This represented 0.91% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ashley had a population of 21,941 people. This is a decrease of 9.37% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201021,853-9.73%-0.4% since 2009
200921,941-9.37%-1.1% since 2008
200822,186-8.36%-0.32% since 2007
200722,258-8.06%-1.14% since 2006
200622,515-7%-1.18% since 2005
200522,783-5.89%-1.67% since 2004
200423,171-4.29%-1.31% since 2003
200323,478-3.02%-1.18% since 2002
200223,758-1.86%-0.27% since 2001
200123,823-1.59%-1.59% since 2000
200024,209The Last Census

Ashley County had 10,615 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ashley County has a total area<3> of 939 square miles [2,432 km²]. Of this total, 921 square miles [2,385 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.91%) being water (17.93 square miles [46.45 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ashley County had a population density of 26.28 people per square mile [10.15 people/km²], making it the state's 45th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Ashley County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ashley and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Ashley County QuickFact (QF-05003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Ashley County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Ashley County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BradleyQF-05011   NW11,79012,600-6.43%
ChicotQF-05017   E11,82314,117-16.25%
DrewQF-05043   N18,62418,723-0.53%
UnionQF-05139   W42,78245,629-6.24%
Morehouse (LA)QF-22067   S28,22331,021-9.02%
Union (LA)QF-22111   SW22,58422,803-0.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Ashley. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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