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, 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 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 (11.47%), sales jobs (10.22%), and management occupations (9.89%).
One of the benefits of Ashland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.53 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Ashland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.16% 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 $23,319, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,276 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 English, Norwegian, Swedish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.