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.

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 (15.11%), sales jobs (9.79%), and management occupations (9.52%).

Ashland is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Ashland enrolled in college, Ashland has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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%: 27.27% of adults in Ashland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $21,657, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,628 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 Polish.

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