Ashland, OH

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2022 Population
19,270
1.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
6.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
5.72% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,040
9.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$135,200
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,322
3.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ashland, OH had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $56,040. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ashland, OH declined from 19,544 to 19,270, a −1.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,224 to $56,040, a 9.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.986%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.893%).

None of the households in Ashland, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Ashland, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, OH are Ashland University (1,361 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ashland, OH was $135,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Ashland, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ashland, OH is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.74% of Ashland, OH residents were born outside of the country (336 people).

In 2022, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Ashland, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 616 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Ashland, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, OH was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 299
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    616 ± 168
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    324 ± 121
2.24%
Hispanic Population
431 people

In 2022, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Ashland, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 616 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Ashland, OH are hispanic (431 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
336 people
2.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
462 people

As of 2022, 1.74% of Ashland, OH residents (336 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland, OH was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    326 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    259 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 55

Ashland, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ashland, OH employs 9.32k people. The largest industries in Ashland, OH are Manufacturing (1,719 people), Retail Trade (1,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($133,750), Finance & Insurance ($57,994), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,976).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.32k
2022 Value
± 669
−3.31%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, OH declined at a rate of −3.31%, from 9.64k employees to 9.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,276 people), Production Occupations (1,191 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (979 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.32k
2022 Value
± 669
−3.31%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, OH declined at a rate of −3.31%, from 9.64k employees to 9.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, OH, are Manufacturing (1,719 people), Retail Trade (1,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ashland, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,438
Median earning men ± $5,356
$27,416
Median earning women ± $1,996

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,543), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,558), and Manufacturing ($53,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($52,188), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,792), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,036).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ashland, OH awarded 1,361 degrees. The student population of Ashland, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,729 male students and 2,445 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, OH are White (1,035 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (116 and 8.89%), Unknown (61 and 4.67%), and Hispanic or Latino (48 and 3.68%).

The largest universities in Ashland, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ashland University (1,361 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, OH are General Business Administration & Management (244 and 17.9%), Nursing Practice (168 and 12.3%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (124 and 9.11%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland, OH for private four year colleges is $23,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ashland, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,174 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,174 students enrolled in Ashland, OH, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,145 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 161 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, OH was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ashland, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,361 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ashland University with 1,361 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 523 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, OH, which is 0.624 times less than the 838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,035 degrees mean that there were 8.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 116 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,140) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($912) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland, OH was $135,200 in 2022, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,600 to $135,200, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, OH is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ashland, OH have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland, OH is $56,040. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ashland, OH was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $66,090, followed by Census Tract 9708 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $63,151 and $62,730.

Property

$135,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,700
$5,054
Median Property Taxes
±$473

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Ashland, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9706
  2. Census Tract 9708
  3. Census Tract 9707

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, OH was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $66,090, followed by Census Tract 9708 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $63,151 and $62,730.

The following map shows all of the places in Ashland, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,040
Median Household Income
± $2,044
7.94k
Number of Households
± 604

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.94k households in Ashland, OH grew to $56,040 from the previous year's value of $51,224.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.22%)
  3. Carpooled (6.49%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Ashland, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.22%) and those who carpooled to work (6.49%).

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, OH have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Ashland, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, OH (2.47k out of 17.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Ashland, OH has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see 2325 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (2239 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2426 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ashland County, OH

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see an average of 2,325 patients per year. This represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (2,239 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ashland County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.18%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, OH declined by 6.73% from 5.55% to 5.18%.

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