City of Ashland Ohio Census Information Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 8,400 households in Ashland, Ohio. The average household size was 2.3 people.
Families made up 61 percent of the households in Ashland, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (45 percent) and other families (15 percent). Nonfamily households made up 39 percent of all households in Ashland, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Married-couple families    45%
Other families    15%
People living alone    33%
Other nonfamily households    7%

Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Three percent of the people living in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-seven percent was native, including 78 percent who were born in Ohio.

Among people at least five years old living in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009, 4 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 23 percent spoke Spanish and 78 percent spoke some other language; 50 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 78 percent of the people at least one year old living in Ashland, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 13 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 6 percent from another county in the same state, 3 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Same residence    78%
Different residence, same county    13%
Different county, same state    6%
Different state    3%
Abroad    1%

Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 88 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 23 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Twelve percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Ashland, Ohio was 6,400 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 520 and elementary or high school enrollment was 3,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 2,900.

The Educational Attainment of People in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Graduate or professional degree    11%
Bachelor’s degree    12%
Associate’s degree    7%
Some college, no degree    17%
High school diploma or equivalency    41%
Less than high school diploma    12%

Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Ashland, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Ashland, Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 29 percent, and Manufacturing, 18 percent.

Employment by Industry in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining    0%
Construction    4%
Manufacturing    18%
Wholesale trade    1%
Retail trade    12%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities    5%
Information    2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing    3%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services    7%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance    29%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services    10%
Other Services, except public administration    5%
Public administration    2%

Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 29 percent; Sales and office occupations, 24 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 21 percent; Service occupations, 20 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 6 percent. Eighty-six percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 10 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 4 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-one percent of Ashland, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 7 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 7 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 15.1 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Ashland, Ohio was $37,927. Seventy-three percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,842. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 15 percent of people were in poverty. Seventeen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 8 percent of people 65 years old and over. Nine percent of all families and 29 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
People age 65 and over    8%
Related children under 18 years    17%
All families    9%
Female householder families    29%

Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Ashland, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Ashland, Ohio had a total population of 22,000 – 11,000 (52 percent) females and 10,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 37.4 years. Twenty percent of the population was under 18 years and 16 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
65 and over    16%
45 to 64    25%
25 to 44    24%
18 to 24    16%
Under 18    20%

Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 95 percent was White; 1 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and less than 0.5 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. One percent of the people in Ashland, Ohio was Hispanic. Ninety-four percent of the people in Ashland, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Ashland, Ohio had a total of 9,300 housing units, 9 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 70 percent was in single-unit structures, 24 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 6 percent was mobile homes. Fifteen percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Single-unit structures    70%
In multi-unit structures    24%
Mobile homes    6%

Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Ashland, Ohio had 8,400 occupied housing units – 5,700 (68 percent) owner occupied and 2,700 (32 percent) renter occupied. Five percent of the households did not have telephone service and 10 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-five percent had two vehicles and another 18 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,096, nonmortgaged owners $401, and renters $594. Twenty-three percent of owners with mortgages, 16 percent of owners without mortgages, and 56 percent of renters in Ashland, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Ashland, Ohio in 2005-2009
Owners with mortgage    23%
Owners without mortgage    16%
Renters    56%

Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

American Community Survey, 2005-2009.