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Ashtabula, OH
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Living in Ashtabula



Ashtabula is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 17,806 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ashtabula is the 104th largest community in Ohio. Ashtabula has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

One of the benefits of Ashtabula is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.97 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 percentage of people in Ashtabula with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.25% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ashtabula in 2018 was $20,625, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,500 for a family of four. However, Ashtabula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ashtabula also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Ashtabula is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ashtabula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ashtabula residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ashtabula also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ashtabula include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Polish.

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