Ashland, OH
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Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,317 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 83rd largest community in Ohio.

Ashland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.06%), sales jobs (11.41%), and management occupations (10.12%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Ashland, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Ashland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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 19.12 minutes getting to work every day.

Ashland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Ashland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.92% of adults in Ashland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $20,813, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,252 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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