Ashdown is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 4,479 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ashdown is the 69th largest community in Arkansas.
When you are in Ashdown, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.98% of Ashdown’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ashdown is a city of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashdown who work in food service (8.08%), healthcare (7.32%), and sales jobs (7.19%).
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Ashdown 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. Ashdown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ashdown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ashdown may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Ashdown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Ashdown have a very low rate of college education: just 6.95% 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 Ashdown in 2010 was $18,699, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,796 for a family of four.
Ashdown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ashdown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ashdown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ashdown include English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Ashdown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.