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). 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 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 per square mile (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.