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People

Total Population 2,772
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,112
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 34.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,645
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 43.8%
Median Gross Rent $452
Median House Value $52,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 29%

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

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 3,757 $54,344
Girardville 1,298 $43,264
Gordon 865 $67,768
Kulpmont 2,894 $56,037

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

Ashland Public Libraries

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