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Population (year 2000): 14,674. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,551 (+6.0% change)
Males: 7,100 (48.4%), Females: 7,574 (51.6%)

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $68,392 (year 2000)
Median house value: $215,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Ashland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.8%), Italian (20.3%), English (15.6%), German (6.4%), French (5.6%), United States (5.4%).

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Elevation: 188 feet

Ashland,

For population 25 years and over in Ashland

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland town

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

9.8% Foreign born (4.1% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 2.2% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (3.7 miles Framingham, pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (26.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (200.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.7 miles Framingham, MA (4.4 miles Cordaville, MA (4.6 miles Hopkinton, MA (5.0 miles Holliston, MA (5.2 miles Southborough, MA (6.6 miles Sherborn,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 112 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 1997: 106 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 1999: 84 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2001: 95 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2005: 67 buildings, average cost: $161,700

Latitude: 42.26 N, Longitude: 71.46 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.5%), Retail trade (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.6%).


 

Crime in Ashland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.0
Rapes 2 2 3 2 4 5
    per 100,000 13.6 13.6 20.4 13.6 27.3 34.1
Robberies 0 0 3 1 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 20.4 6.8 6.8 0.0
Assaults 25 45 20 33 9 18
    per 100,000 170.4 306.7 136.3 224.9 61.3 122.7
Burglaries 20 16 32 33 26 15
    per 100,000 136.3 109.0 218.1 224.9 177.2 102.2
Thefts 56 54 76 64 40 38
    per 100,000 381.6 368.0 517.9 436.1 272.6 259.0
Auto thefts 2 2 4 4 3 4
    per 100,000 13.6 13.6 27.3 27.3 20.4 27.3
65.4 90.2 79.7 87.8 57.0 57.9


Average climate in Ashland, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ashland,

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Ashland city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Ashland:
  • METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MARLBOROUGH, MA)
  • MILFORD WHITINSVILLE REG HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MILFORD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ashland:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 19 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 28 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 33 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ashland:
  • MARLBORO (about 6 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)
  • HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 12 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; ID: 1B6)
  • NORFOLK (about 12 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)

Amtrak station near Ashland:
  • 4 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,185)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
Public high school in Ashland:
  • ASHLAND HIGH (Students: 626; Location: 87 WEST UNION STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ashland:
  • HENRY E WARREN ELEM (Students: 616; Location: 73 FRUIT STREET; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • DAVID MINDESS (Students: 605; Location: 90 CONCORD STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • ASHLAND MIDDLE (Students: 383; Location: 87 WEST UNION STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILLIAM PITTAWAY ELEM (Students: 360; Location: 75 CENTRAL STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ashland:
  • PINCUSHION HILL MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 121; Location: 30 GREEN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • METROWEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 280 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • JUST A WEE DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 99; Location: 300 ELIOT STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: PO BOX 432; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Ashland:
  • ASHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $247,957; Location: 66 FRONT ST.; 27,373 books; 654 audio materials; 1,195 video materials; 81 serial subscriptions)

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSRO (650 AM; 2 kW; ASHLAND, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WDJM-FM (91.3 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

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