Ashtabula is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,371 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ashtabula is the 95th 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.
Unlike some cities, Ashtabula isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ashtabula are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashtabula is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashtabula who work in sales jobs (10.50%), office and administrative support (10.10%), and food service (9.21%).
The citizens of Ashtabula have a very low rate of college education: just 8.43% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Ashtabula in 2010 was $16,025, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,100 for a family of four. Ashtabula also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.78% 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. Important ancestries of people in Ashtabula include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ashtabula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.