dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Ashland, Oregon

Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson county, is 12 miles SE of Medford, Oregon and 230 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is conveniently located inside the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area.

Ashland History

The original settlers of Ashland were the Shasta Indians. Hunters and trappers from the Hudson Bay Company passed through the area in the 1820s. In 1855, it was named Ashland Mills after Ashland County, Ohio. The Ashland Academy, which is now known as Southern Oregon University, was established in the city on November 4, 1872. The first railroad entered Ashland in December 1887.

Ashland and nearby Attractions

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History
  • Schneider Museum of Art
  • Mount Ashland
  • Science Works Hands on Museum
  • TouVelle State Recreation Site

Things To Do In Ashland

Ashland offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Schneider Museum of Art, the Science Works Hands-on Museum, the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History and the Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area's history. One can plan a day trip to the Agate Reservoir County Park or the TouVelle State Recreation Site from Ashland as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bear Creek Golf Course, the Oak Knoll Golf Course and the Quail Point Golf Course. In addition, Ashland hosts the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year.

Ashland Transportation

Rogue Valley International is the nearest major airport.

Ashland Higher Education

Southern Oregon University is the local institution of higher education. Rogue Community College, Shasta College and the Oregon Institute of Technology also provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,002
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens21.4%
Employed Population 16+9,149
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,430

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,603
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home12.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$983
Median House Value$362,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
German18.2%
English18%
Irish12.9%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque5.8%
Scottish5.3%
Norwegian4.6%
Swedish3.3%
Russian3.1%
Dutch2.5%
Polish2.5%
Welsh1.9%
Greek1.7%
Ukrainian1.1%
Danishn1%
Austrian1%
Swiss0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Latvian0.5%
Czech0.4%
African0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Belizean0.2%
West Indian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
+ Show More

Ashland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes97520
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude42.15
Approximate Longitude-122.53

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
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp50 to 87 F
Oct Temp36 to 68 F
Annual Precip19.7 inches
StationMEDFORD EXPERIMENT STN
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches
StationRUCH
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp36 to 66 F
Jul Temp49 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 72 F
Annual Precip25.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Point17,793$55,936
Gold Hill1,302$47,500
Jacksonville2,845$72,035
Medford78,856$52,555
Phoenix4,528$51,193
Talent6,323$50,599

Ashland Hospitals

Ashland Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
280 Maple Street

Ashland Public Schools

Ashland High School
201 S Mountain Ave
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-8771
High
Total Enrollment 996
Ashland Middle School
100 Walker Ave
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-1611
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Bellview Elementary School
1070 Tolman Creek Rd
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-1310
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Helman Elementary School
705 Helman St
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
John Muir Elementary School
100 Walker Ave
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-8577
Primary
Total Enrollment 102
Pinehurst Elementary School
15337 Hwy 66
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-1910
Primary
Total Enrollment 23
Walker Elementary School
364 Walker Ave
ZIP: 97520
(541) 482-1516
Primary
Total Enrollment 297

Ashland Private Schools

Children's World Bilingual Montessori Pre & Kdgn
320 Beach St Ste 2
ZIP: 97520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Lithia Springs School
695 Mistletoe Rd Ste H
ZIP: 97520
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Pilot Rock Christian School
50 W Hersey St
ZIP: 97520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
The Siskiyou School
631 Clay St
ZIP: 97520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
Sources :
Additional Details
Ashland Colleges
Ashland colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Ashland
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.