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Overview

Introduction to Ashland, Ohio

Ashland, Ohio, in Ashland county, is 36 miles S of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 54 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio.

Ashland History

Ashland was originally known as Uniontown but its name was eventually changed because another city in Ohio was named Uniontown. Ashland was named after the ranch of Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. The present day Ashland High School was originally named after Henry Clay and was known as the Henry Clay High School.

Ashland and Nearby Attractions

  • Ashland County Historical Museum
  • Malabar Farm State Park
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Wayne County Historical Society and Museum
  • Mohican State Park

Things To Do In Ashland

In Ashland, basketball, tennis and fishing can be enjoyed at the Davis Road Park, Emmons Field and Spring Run. The Brookside Park offers a beautiful, scenic hiking trail. You can also play sand volleyball at the Cahn Grove Park. The historic Hayesville Opera House can be reached within a few minutes. The city also includes a number of golf courses.

Ashland Transportation

The nearest airport is Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

Ashland Higher Education

Ashland University, Oberlin College, University of Akron Main Campus, Lorain County Community College and other colleges offer facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 20,392
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 9,089
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,092
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,716

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,810
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $99,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 12.8%

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

Ashland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 44805
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -82.318

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 2 SW
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station MANSFIELD 5 W
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Olivesburg (44805)

Widowville (44805)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bailey Lakes 543 $48,875
Hayesville 483 $60,909
Jeromesville 578 $58,409
Lucas 577 $58,750

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

Ashland Public Libraries

Library
Ashland Public Library
224 CLAREMONT AVE.
Ashland, Ohio
(419) 289-8188
Library Web Site

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Ashland Hospitals

SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1025 CENTER ST
(419) 289-0491
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ashland High Schools

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ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
1440 KING RD
419-289-7968
Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

CRESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
1575 STATE ROUTE 96
419-895-1700
Serves 419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

MAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL
635 COUNTY ROAD 801
419-945-2188
Serves 351 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
416 ARTHUR ST
419-289-1117
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

ASHLAND-W HOLMES CAREER CENTER
1783 STATE ROUTE 60
419-289-3313
A Vocational School

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