Ashland, AL


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Ashland is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,983 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 206th largest community in Alabama.

Ashland is a blue-collar town, with 38.90% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Ashland is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (18.80%), sales jobs (7.30%), and food service (4.80%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ashland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ashland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ashland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ashland may be for you.

The citizens of Ashland have a very low rate of college education: just 8.25% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $18,006, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,024 for a family of four. However, Ashland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ashland is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ashland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ashland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include English, Scottish, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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