Ashland, OH

Ashland profile

Living in Ashland

Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,275 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 83rd largest community in Ohio.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (11.63%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (7.57%).

In addition, Ashland is a college town. There are a lot of students in Ashland attending college, and as a result Ashland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 18.41 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Ashland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.27% of adults in Ashland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2018 was $25,941, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,764 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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