Ashland, OR
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Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 20,861 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 27th largest community in Oregon.

Ashland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Ashland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Ashland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ashland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in management occupations (11.31%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and teaching (10.78%).

Of important note, Ashland is also a city of artists. Ashland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ashland’s character.

Also of interest is that Ashland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ashland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ashland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $30,389, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,556 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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