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Overview

Introduction to Ashland, Kentucky

Ashland, Kentucky, in Boyd county, is located 11 miles W of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and is 104 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area. There are approximately 21,981 people in Ashland.

Ashland History

The city of Ashland was named after Henry Clay's Lexington estate. Ashland was originally an extended - family settlement till the mid of the 18th century. The city was then called Poage's Landing. It was incorporated in the year 1854. Ohio's pig iron industry led to the industrial growth of the city. The industrial growth of Ashland was also accelerated with the charter of the Coal and Manufacturing Company and Kentucky Iron.

Ashland and nearby Attractions

  • Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
  • Heritage Farm Museum & Village
  • Lavalette Golf Club
  • Pendleton Art Center

Things To Do In Ashland

Ashland is home to the 47 - acre wooded Central Park. Tourists can enjoy the many facilities offered by this park. In addition, there are other parks including the Clyffeside Park, and the sports oriented AK Steel Sports Park. Visitors to the city may also take a trip to the Pendleton Art Center which exhibits paintings, carved gourds, stained glass, and wood carvings by the local artists. Rose Hill Church is one of the beautiful churches located in the area.

Ashland Transportation

Rickenbacker International Airport is the nearest airport.

Ashland Higher Education

Ashland Community College and Ashland Technical College are the local colleges. Marshall University is also close to the city.

People

Total Population 21,391
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,234
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,731
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $595
Median House Value $95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 16.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Boyd
Metro Area Huntington - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 41101, 41102
P.O. Box Zip Codes 41105
Company Zip Codes 41114
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.478
Longitude -82.638

Ashland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ASHLAND
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station SOUTH POINT
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ironville (41101)

Meads (41101)

Millseat (41101)

Naples (41105, 41101)

Princess (41101)

Rockdale (41101)

Summitt (41102, 41105, 41101)

West Fairview (41101)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellefonte 883 $125,625
Catlettsburg 1,959 $35,238
Flatwoods 7,407 $51,682
Raceland 2,932 $54,429
Russell 3,307 $86,150
Westwood 611 $98,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ashland Public Libraries

Library
Boyd County Public Library
1740 CENTRAL AVENUE
Ashland, Kentucky
(606) 329-0518
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Ashland Hospitals

KING'S DAUGHTERS' MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2201 LEXINGTON AV
(606) 327-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

OUR LADY OF BELLEFONTE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
ST CHRISTOPHER DRIVE
(606) 833-3333
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ashland High Schools

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PAUL G BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL
1500 BLAZER BLVD
606-327-6040
Serves 1,013 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

BOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
12307 MIDLAND TRAIL RD
606-928-7100
Serves 980 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
2123 MAIN ST W
606-324-9226
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

ASHLAND DAY TREATMENT CENTER ALT CTR
1539 GREENUP AVE
606-920-2073
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

ASHLAND CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1420 CENTRAL AVE
606-327-2706
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

BOYD CO CAREER & TECH EDUC CTR VOC SCH
12300 MIDLAND TRAIL RD
606-928-7120
A Vocational School

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