Ashland is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 835 people and just one neighborhood, Ashland is the 206th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Ashland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Ashland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ashland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (17.21%), management occupations (12.97%) and teaching (7.48%).
Of important note, Ashland is also a city of artists. Ashland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ashland’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.46 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Ashland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.