Ashland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 8,040 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 105th largest community in Wisconsin. Ashland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ashland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashland is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), management occupations (8.89%), and sales jobs (8.79%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.89 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Ashland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.05% of adults in Ashland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $21,676, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,704 for a family of four. However, Ashland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ashland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Swedish, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.