dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Ashland, Wisconsin

Ashland, Wisconsin, in Ashland county, is located 59 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center) and is 155 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. There are approximately 8,620 people in the city.

Ashland History

Ashland is the county seat of Ashland County. The city of Ashland was named for the home of Henry Clay, a statesman. The city was incorporated on March 25, 1887. The Cheppewa Indians were the original inhabitants of Ashland. The first white men to come to Ashland were the French Missionaries and British and French traders. They entered Ashland in 1659 via the Lake Superior. The first white man to build a home and settle down in Ashland was Asaph Whittlesay.

Ashland and nearby Attractions

  • Ashland Museum
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
  • Chequamegon National Forest
  • Copper Falls State Park
  • Prentice Park
  • Ashland Marina

Things To Do In Ashland

Ashland has a number of parks and recreation centers for visitors. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior is a good choice for a family outing. There are facilities for camping, boating, scuba diving, and sailing. There are a few museums in the city and in its vicinity. Ashland Historical Society Museum is an abundant resource for historical information. The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and the Split Rock Lighthouse are interesting tourist attractions near the city.

Ashland Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Ashland Higher Education

Residents of Ashland can pursue higher education at the Northland College, University of Minnesota - Duluth, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.

People

Total Population 8,167
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,834
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.1%
Median Earnings25+ $28,684
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,089
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,554

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,575
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $618
Median House Value $106,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 10.9%

Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 54806
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.592
Longitude -90.883

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 EXP FARM
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station MADELINE ISLAND
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 28 to 48 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station MELLEN 4 NE
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bad River Indian Reservation (54806)

Lac Courte Oreilles Indian R (54806)

Lac du Flambeau Reservation (54806)

Moquah (54806)

Oneida Indian Reservation (54806)

Potawatomi Indian Reservatio (54806)

Red Cliff Indian Reservation (54806)

Sanborn (54806)

Stockbridge Indian Reservati (54806)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayfield 550 $46,406
Mellen 774 $46,458

Ashland Hospitals

MEMORIAL MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1615 MAPLE LN
(715) 685-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Leadership of Educational Organizations
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement
  • You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

    At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Ashland High Schools

ASHLAND HI
1900 BEASER AVE
715-682-7089
Serves 809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

Ashland Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Ashland Colleges
Ashland colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Ashland
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Historic Ashland

photo

Ashland (sunset across the river) between 1880 and 1899

Select a photo to view (Source):

Ashland (sunset across the river) between 1880 and 1899

Ashland c1898.

Additional Resources
Info for Ashland Government Officials


Are you an official in the Ashland government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104