Ashland, Illinois

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Ashland, Illinois

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High Points

Ashland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 19% Ashland Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Ashland, Illinois

Comparing Ashland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 62612
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.887
Longitude -90.007

Ashland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Ashland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,361 100%
Male 665 48.9%
Female 696 51.1%
Under 18 361 26.5%
18+ 1,000 73.5%
65+ 180 13.2%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,342 98.6%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Ashland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,376
Growth 15
Growth % 1.1%

Ashland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 35.1%
US/American 19.5%
English 14.8%
Irish 13.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Scottish 3%
Dutch 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Swedish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Welsh 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ashland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Newmansville (62612)
Prentice (62612)
Yatesville (62612)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ashland 1,361 $50,227
Berlin 140 $41,042
New Berlin 1,030 $50,139
Petersburg 2,299 $42,500
Pleasant Plains 777 $51,111
Tallula 638 $38,864
Virginia 1,728 $41,292
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Ashland High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 260
Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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