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Population (year 2000): 21,981. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,510 (-2.1% change)
Males: 10,028 (45.6%), Females: 11,953 (54.4%)

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Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $30,309 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Ashland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.2%), English (13.1%), German (12.9%), Irish (12.1%), Dutch (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

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Elevation: 558 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles

Ashland,

For population 25 years and over in Ashland

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland city

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,652 (-7.0%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Huntington, (14.7 miles pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Columbus, (108.2 miles pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (417.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grove, OH (2.5 miles Coal KY (2.8 miles Westwood, KY (3.8 miles Bellefonte, KY Catlettsburg, (4.2 miles Point, OH (5.2 miles South OH Ironton, (5.3 miles KY (5.4 miles Russell, WV (6.2 miles Kenova,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 48 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,800

Latitude: 38.46 N, Longitude: 82.64 W

Area code: 606


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Retail trade (15.1%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,848 (+31.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,530 (53.8%)


 

Crime in Ashland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 9.1 0.0 0.0
Rapes 10 3 5 11 8
    per 100,000 45.5 13.6 22.7 50.0 36.4
Robberies 23 20 9 19 16
    per 100,000 104.6 91.0 40.9 86.4 72.8
Assaults 69 56 43 92 77
    per 100,000 313.9 254.8 195.6 418.5 350.3
Burglaries 230 183 185 182 197
    per 100,000 1046.4 832.5 841.6 828.0 896.2
Thefts 778 860 892 913 979
    per 100,000 3539.4 3912.5 4058.1 4153.6 4453.8
Auto thefts 39 27 38 48 42
    per 100,000 177.4 122.8 172.9 218.4 191.1
341.4 308.3 304.7 371.2 362.6


Average climate in Ashland, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ashland,

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Ashland city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brandon Webb - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: May 9, 1979), Wynonna Judd - (born 1964), musician, Adam Howard - College basketball player (Western Kentucky Hilltoppers).


Main business address for: KENTUCKY POWER CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ashland:
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS MEDICAL CENTER (2201 LEXINGTON AV)
  • OUR LADY OF BELLEFONTE HOSPITAL (ST CHRISTOPHER DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ashland:
  • RIVER VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM-IRONTON CPS (about 6 miles; IRONTON, OH)
  • CABELL-HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL INC (about 15 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV)
  • RIVER PARK HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ashland:
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 10 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • YEAGER (about 74 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL (about 94 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; ID: LCK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ashland:
  • ASHLAND-BOYD COUNTY (about 9 miles; ASHLAND, KY; ID: DWU)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY AIRPARK (about 12 miles; CHESAPEAKE/HUNTINGTON WVA, OH; ID: HTW)
  • ROBERT NEWLON FIELD (about 24 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: I41)

Amtrak station:
ASHLAND (99 15TH ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Ashland:
  • ASHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,525; Location: 1400 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.ashlandcc.org/)
  • ASHLAND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 407; Location: 4818 ROBERTS DR; Public; Website: www.ashland-rtc.org)
  • ASHLAND SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 88; Location: 1653 GREENUP AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL-SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHN (Location: 2201 LEXINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; FT enrollment: 6,866)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 70 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 76 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 95 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
Public high schools in Ashland:
  • PAUL G BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,013; Location: 1500 BLAZER BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BOYD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 980; Location: 12307 MIDLAND TRAIL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 2123 MAIN ST W; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • ASHLAND DAY TREATMENT CENTER ALT CTR (Students: 35; Location: 1539 GREENUP AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • ASHLAND CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 1420 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • BOYD CO CAREER & TECH EDUC CTR VOC SCH (Location: 12300 MIDLAND TRAIL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Ashland:
  • BOYD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 725; Location: 1226 SUMMIT ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GEORGE M VERITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 2800 KANSAS ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SUMMIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 830 STATE RT 716; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OAKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 3111 BLACKBURN AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 258 MCKNIGHT ST WW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HAGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 1600 BLACKBURN AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CANNONSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 12219 MIDLAND TRAIL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CRABBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 520 17TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CHARLES RUSSELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 1100 RUSSELL ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • POAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 3215 S 29TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Ashland:
  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 932 WINCHESTER AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ASHLAND SDA ELEM (Students: 7; Location: 4009 HART ST POB 1446; Grades: 2 - 7)
Library in Ashland:
  • BOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,388,167; Location: 1740 CENTRAL AVENUE; 75,831 books; 2,524 audio materials; 3,830 video materials; 286 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Camp Verity (A).

Church in Ashland: Rose Hill Church (A).

Cemeteries: Rose Hill Burial Park (1), William Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3).

Reservoir: Wildwood Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clyffeside Branch (A), Hood Creek (B), Hurricane Fork (C), Keys Creek (D).

Park in Ashland: Central Park (1).


Ashland compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMI (1340 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WIRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • W216AT (91.1 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRYV-FM1 (101.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCR-FM (103.3 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WMEJ (91.9 FM; PROCTORVILLE, OH; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WZAQ (92.3 FM; LOUISA, KY; Owner: LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:
  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W49BN (Channel 49; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNCATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W05CB (Channel 5; BURLINGTON, OH; Owner: VEARL R. PENNINGTON)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTSF (Channel 61; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: TRI STATE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W55AT (Channel 55; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

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