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Overview

Introduction to Ashland, Massachusetts

Ashland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,674 people in Ashland.

Ashland History

The area that is today known as Ashland was settled in the early 1700s. Prior to that, it was inhabited by the Megunko Indians. Earlier known as "Unionville", Ashland was incorporated in the year 1846, bearing the name of statesman Henry Clay's Kentucky estate. The region is considerably newer than many of the surrounding towns. The foundation of the Boston to Albany railroad in the mid 1800s fostered the early development of Ashland. However, until the mid 20th century it remained a mainly centralized residential town with limited industry.

Ashland and nearby Attractions

  • Spooky World Theme Park
  • Taylor Exhibition
  • Fairway Bowling
  • Ryan Family Amusement Center
  • Sri Lakshmi Temple
  • John Stone's Inn

Things To Do In Ashland

The city of Ashland offers numerous recreation options for both kids and adults. one can either visit the various exhibition centers in the city or relax in the lovely public parks. There are also many good restaurants and cafes that serve a wide selection of regional and continental dishes.

Ashland Transportation

Boston Logan International provides Ashland with air transportation and travel.

Ashland Higher Education

Framingham State College serves the city.

People

Total Population 16,985
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,466
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 60.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.6%
Median Earnings25+ $62,003
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,272
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,155
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,145
Median House Value $348,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 1%
English 9.8%
Irish 21.4%

Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01721
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.261
Longitude -71.463

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 FRAMINGHAM
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Framingham 69,900 $88,609
Holliston 14,008 $130,699
Hopkinton 2,509 $112,381
Natick 34,230 $126,481
Sherborn 4,200 $161,250
Southborough 9,869 $177,115

Ashland Public Libraries

Library
Ashland Public Library
66 FRONT ST.
Ashland, Massachusetts
(508) 881-0134
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Ashland High Schools

ASHLAND HIGH
87 WEST UNION STREET
508-881-0177
Serves 626 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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