Ashland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,312 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 115th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Ashland are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Ashland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ashland is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in management occupations (16.13%), office and administrative support (10.95%) and sales jobs (10.00%).
Also of interest is that Ashland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Ashland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ashland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ashland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Ashland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ashland, the average commute to work is 33.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ashland. 59.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $46,112, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,448 for a family of four.
Ashland is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include Irish, Italian, English, German, Russian and Polish.
The languages spoken by people in Ashland are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese, Indic languages and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,560|
|ASHLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.70%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.30%|
|TYPE OF ASHLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||59.75%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||16.54%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||16.84%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.88%|
|SIZE OF ASHLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.70%|
|AGE OF ASHLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||14.48%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||48.24%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||25.08%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||12.20%|
|ASHLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$406,260|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,494|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||2.30%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.21%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||3.20%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||27.31%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||34.70%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||12.74%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||17.75%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||0.32%|
|PEOPLE OF ASHLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.90%|
|5 TO 17||16.42%|
|18 TO 24||6.89%|
|25 TO 34||11.46%|
|35 TO 54||29.98%|
|55 TO 64||15.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.81%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.88%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$102,721|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$46,112|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.01%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.77%)
Public Service (6.55%)
Information Technology (3.08%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.84%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.72%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.65%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.13%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (21.43%)
French Canadian (2.87%)
Eastern European (2.84%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.92%)
Indic languages (3.46%)
Other Asian languages (1.15%)
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