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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Ashland is a blue-collar town, with 36.82% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (12.30%), healthcare (10.82%), and office and administrative support (8.64%).

The borough is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ashland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ashland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of people in Ashland with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.44% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $22,429, 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 $89,716 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.