Ashland, VA
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Ashland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,503 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 94th largest community in Virginia.

Ashland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ashland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (17.61%), sales jobs (12.26%), and food service (12.18%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Ashland, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Ashland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Ashland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Ashland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ashland, 22.64% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $23,930, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,720 for a family of four. However, Ashland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ashland is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include Irish, German, African, and Italian.

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