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People

Total Population 2,780
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,196
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 33.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,321
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.1%
Median Gross Rent $437
Median House Value $56,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 27.6%

Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17921
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.781
Longitude -76.346

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 MILLVILLE 2 SW
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station HAMBURG
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station RODALE RESEARCH CENTER
Distance 36.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Big Mine Run Junction (17921)

Helfenstein (17921)

Homesville (17921)

Mable (17921)

Mowry (17921)

Taylorville (17921)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Frackville 3,775 $59,559
Girardville 1,356 $44,097
Gordon 841 $51,125
Kulpmont 2,904 $57,386
Marion Heights 589 $50,625

Ashland Public Libraries

Library
Ashland Public Library
1229 CENTRE ST
Ashland, Pennsylvania
(570) 875-3175
Library Web Site

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Ashland Hospitals

SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 BROAD STREET
(570) 875-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ashland High Schools

NORTH SCHUYLKILL JSHS
570-874-0495
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 983 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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