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Population (year 2000): 6,619. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,996 (+5.7% change)
Males: 3,095 (46.8%), Females: 3,524 (53.2%)

Hanover County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $36,125 (year 2000)
Median house value: $117,400 (year 2000)

Ashland, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Ashland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.0%)
  • Black (22.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (14.3%), Irish (12.9%), English (11.8%), United States (10.9%), Italian (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

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Elevation: 221 feet

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Ashland,

For population 25 years and over in Ashland

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland town

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +258 (+4.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Richmond, (15.3 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (86.0 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (222.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Allen, VA Glen (6.9 miles VA (8.9 miles Laurel, VA (9.3 miles Chamberlayne, VA (10.1 miles Wyndham, VA (10.3 miles Lakeside, VA (10.6 miles Dumbarton, Short Pump, VA (12.3 miles) , VA (12.8 miles Mechanicsville,

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 77.48 W

Area code: 804


Ashland, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,103 (+62.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,080 (36.7%)


 

Crime in Ashland by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 15.1 15.1 0.0
Rapes 1 4 4 4
    per 100,000 15.1 60.4 60.4 60.4
Robberies 11 12 9 7
    per 100,000 166.2 181.3 136.0 105.8
Assaults 17 8 5 7
    per 100,000 256.8 120.9 75.5 105.8
Burglaries 26 33 19 22
    per 100,000 392.8 498.6 287.1 332.4
Thefts 261 255 260 215
    per 100,000 3943.2 3852.5 3928.1 3248.2
Auto thefts 16 20 19 13
    per 100,000 241.7 302.2 287.1 196.4
311.8 331.0 295.4 246.0


Average climate in Ashland, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ashland,

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Ashland city center killed 2 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Darek (Skip) Mitchell - College basketball player (Howard Bison).


Main business address for: BEAR ISLAND PAPER CO LLC (PAPER MILLS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Ashland:
  • HEALTHSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; RICHMOND, VA)
  • BON SECOURS-MEMORIAL REGIONAL MEDICAL (about 11 miles; MECHANICSVILLE, VA)
  • SHELTERING ARMS PHYSICAL REHAB HOSP (about 11 miles; MECHANICSVILLE, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ashland:
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: RIC)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 73 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; ID: CHO)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 81 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ashland:
  • HANOVER COUNTY MUNI (about 6 miles; RICHMOND/ASHLAND, VA; ID: OFP)
  • LAKE ANNA (about 23 miles; BUMPASS, VA; ID: 7W4)
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 25 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: FCI)

Amtrak station:
ASHLAND (112 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 3 $6,724 $26,896 6 $3,142
Other Government Administration 12 $25,284 $25,284 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $9,160 $36,640 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 21 $70,104 $40,059 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $36,756 $33,928 1 $952
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,000 $30,000 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $22,338 $26,805 1 $1,600
Totals for Government 64 $175,366 $32,881 8 $5,694


Colleges/Universities in Ashland:
  • RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,130; Location: 204 HENRY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.RMC.EDU)
  • AL'S BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 306 N SNEAD ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,906)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 18,753)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 17 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; CHESTER, VA; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,731)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,641)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 60 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 7,133)
Public high school in Ashland:
  • PATRICK HENRY HIGH (Students: 1,586; Location: 12449 WEST PATRICK HENRY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ashland:
  • LIBERTY MIDDLE (Students: 1,163; Location: 13496 LIBERTY SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ELMONT ELEM. (Students: 434; Location: 12007 CEDAR LANE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN M. GANDY ELEM. (Students: 380; Location: 201 ARCHIE CANNON DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • HENRY CLAY ELEM. (Students: 364; Location: 310 S JAMES ST; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle school in Ashland:
  • HANOVER ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 115 FRANCES ROAD; Grades: PK - 7)

Notable locations in Ashland: Ashcake Village Industrial Park (A), Ashland Business Center (B), Ashland Business Park (C), Highland Industrial Park (D), Garner Industrial Park (E), Ashland Municipal Building (F), Blackwell Auditorium (G), McGraw-Page Library (H), War Memorial Gymnasium (I).

Shopping Centers: Henry Clay Shopping Center (1), Ashland Junction Shopping Center (2), Ashland-Hanover Shopping Center (3), North Ashland Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Ashland include: Ashland Baptist Church (A), Ashland Church (B), Ashland Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Annes Roman Catholic Church (D), Shiloh Church (E), Union Church (F).

Reservoirs: Jones Pond (A), Sewage Disposal Pond (B).

Parks in Ashland include: Carter Park (1), DeJarnette Park (2), Ashland Historic District (3), South Taylor Street Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Ashland compared to Virginia state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WHAN (1430 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: FIFTH ESTATE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTK (1380 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLEE (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: 4M OF RICHMOND, INC)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:
  • WYFJ (100.1 FM; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWUZ (96.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, VA; Owner: THE FREE LANCE-STAR PUBLISHING CO. OF FREDERICKSBURG, VA)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJYJ (90.5 FM; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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