Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,275 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 83rd largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ashland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.63%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (7.57%).
In addition, Ashland is a college town. There are a lot of students in Ashland attending college, and as a result Ashland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Ashland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.41 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Ashland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.27% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ashland in 2018 was $25,941, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,764 for a family of four. However, Ashland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.