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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,822
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+7,820
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,184

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,604
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$99,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
German13.6%
Irish11.6%
English9.3%
Scottish2.4%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ashland Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBoyd County
Standard Zip Codes41102, 41101
P.O. Box Zip Codes41105
Company Zip Codes41114
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.45
Approximate Longitude-82.64

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)

StationASHLAND
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 68 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationSOUTH POINT
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellefonte856$125,583
Catlettsburg1,931$36,953
Flatwoods7,186$61,047
Raceland2,661$57,578
Russell3,311$78,036
Westwood670$105,000

Ashland Public Libraries

Boyd County Public Library
1740 CENTRAL AVENUE
Ashland, Kentucky
(606) 329-0090

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Ashland Hospitals

Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital
(Non-profit)
1000 St. Christopher Drive
(606) 833-3333
Kings Daughters Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2201 Lexington Ave
(606) 327-4401

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland Central School
1420 Central Ave
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-1758
Ashland Day Treatment
1539 Greenup Ave
ZIP: 41101
(606) 920-2073
High
Total Enrollment 14
Ashland Head Start
1820 Hickman St
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Boyd Regional Juvenile Detention Center
2420 Roberts Dr
ZIP: 41101
(606) 920-2091
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Charles Russell Elementary School
1100 Russell St
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-2735
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Crabbe Elementary School
520 17th St
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-2730
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Hager Elementary School
1600 Blackburn Ave
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-2731
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Oakview Elementary School
3111 Blackburn Ave
ZIP: 41101
(606) 327-2733
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Ashland Middle School
2800 Kansas St
ZIP: 41102
(606) 327-2727
Middle
Total Enrollment 461
Ashland Technical College
4818 Roberts Drive
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-4256
Boyd Co Career & Tech Educ Ctr Voc Sch
12300 Midland Trail Rd.
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-7120
Boyd Co Early Childhood Learning Ctr Nor
1100 Bob Mccullough Dr
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-4141
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Boyd Co Early Childhood Learning Ctr Sou
12862 State Rt 180
ZIP: 41102
(606) 929-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Boyd County Central
12307 Midland Trail Rd.
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-7110
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Boyd County High School
14375 Lions Lane
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-7100
High
Total Enrollment 857
Boyd County Middle School
1226 Summit Road
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-9547
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Cannonsburg Elementary School
12219 Midland Trail Rd
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-7131
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Fairview Elementary School
258 Mcknight St Ww
ZIP: 41102
(606) 325-1528
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Fairview High School
2123 Main St W
ZIP: 41102
(606) 324-9226
Other
Total Enrollment 460
Kentucky Tech - Ashland Reg Tech Ctr
4818 Roberts Drive
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-4256
Paul G. Blazer High School
1500 Blazer Blvd
ZIP: 41102
(606) 327-6040
High
Total Enrollment 855
Poage Elementary School
3215 S 29th St
ZIP: 41102
(606) 327-2734
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Summit Elementary School
830 State Rt 716
ZIP: 41102
(606) 928-6533
Primary
Total Enrollment 499

Ashland Private Schools

Holy Family School
932 Winchester Ave
ZIP: 41101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
Rose Hill Christian School
1001 Winslow Rd
ZIP: 41102
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
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