Ashland, PA
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Ashland is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,734 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 481st largest community in Pennsylvania. Ashland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, 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 borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in sales jobs (12.88%), healthcare (10.70%), and office and administrative support (9.95%).

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.

The citizens of Ashland are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.25% of adults in Ashland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $22,066, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,264 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include Irish, Polish, Dutch, and Italian.

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