Ashland, WI

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Population

7,997

1.06% decline

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$39,662

4.6% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

3,970

1.19% decline

Median Property Value

$108,700

0.835% growth

About

In 2017, Ashland, WI had a population of 8k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $39,662. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ashland, WI declined from 8,083 to 7,997, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,917 to $39,662, a 4.6% increase.

The population of Ashland, WI is 86.3% White Alone, 7.34% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 3.74% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Ashland, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, WI are Northland College (158 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ashland, WI is $108,700, and the homeownership rate is 57.6%. Most people in Ashland, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ashland, WI employs 3.97k people. The largest industries in Ashland, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), Retail Trade (535 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (490 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($45,417), Construction ($40,625), and Manufacturing ($39,167).

Median household income in Ashland, WI is $39,662. Males in Ashland, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Ashland, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,662

2017 value

± $5,435

4.6%

1 Year Growth

± 16.3%

Households in Ashland, WI have a median annual income of $39,662, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,917 in 2016, which represents a 4.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9505

  2. Census Tract 9604

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, WI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $54,000, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $51,216 and $41,801.

The following map shows all of the places in Ashland, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, WI (957 out of 7.43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    766 ± 157

  2. Native American

    107 ± 77

  3. Hispanic

    56 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland, WI is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.97k

2017 Value

± 339

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashland, WI declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 4.02k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (406 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (375 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ashland, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (454 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (406 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ashland, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.88 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ashland, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,087), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,471), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,740).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.97k

2017 Value

± 339

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashland, WI declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 4.02k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), Retail Trade (535 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (490 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland, WI, though some of these residents may live in Ashland, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ashland, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), Retail Trade (535 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ashland, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.81 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.62 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ashland, WI, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($45,417), Construction ($40,625), and Manufacturing ($39,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.5% of the population of Ashland, WI has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ashland, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Ashland, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.49%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, WI declined by 27.3% from 8.93% to 6.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ashland, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ashland, WI is home to a population of 8k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ashland, WI residents were born outside of the country (69 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ashland, WI is composed of 6.9k White Alone residents (86.3%), 587 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.34%), 299 Two or More Races residents (3.74%), 123 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.54%), 51 Black or African American Alone residents (0.638%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.425%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ashland, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 40

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ashland, WI was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Ashland, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ashland, WI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    69 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ashland, WI residents (69 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland, WI was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Ashland, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, WI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.9k ± 134

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    587 ± 140

  3. Two or More Races

    299 ± 119

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White Alone residents (6.9k people) in Ashland, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 587 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 299 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ashland, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ashland, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ashland, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ashland, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    198 ± 82

  2. Korea

    66 ± 36

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    49 ± 37

Ashland, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ashland, WI awarded 158 degrees. The student population of Ashland, WI is skewed towards women, with 284 male students and 298 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, WI are White (132 and 84.1%), followed by Unknown (8 and 5.1%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 4.46%), and Two or More Races (5 and 3.18%).

The largest universities in Ashland, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northland College (158 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, WI are General Biological Sciences (23 and 14.6%), Other Natural Resource & Conservation (16 and 10.1%), and Community Organization & Advocacy (13 and 8.23%).

The median tuition costs in Ashland, WI are $31,980 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, WI was General Biological Sciences with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ashland, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

158 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,980

Median Private

In 2016, the Ashland, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northland College with 158 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

78

Degrees Awarded to Men

80

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 78 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, WI, which is 0.975 times less than the 80 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    132 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ashland, WI were to White students. These 132 degrees mean that there were 16.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland, WI was $108,700 in 2017, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,800 to $108,700, a 0.835% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, WI is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ashland, WI have an average commute time of 12.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ashland, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,662

Median Household Income

± $5,435

3.42k

Number of Households

± 316

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.42k households in Ashland, WI grew to $39,662 from the previous year's value of $37,917.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$108,700

2017 Median

± $11,025

$107,800

2016 Median

± $11,030

In 2017, the median property value in Ashland, WI grew to to $108,700 from the previous year's value of $107,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ashland, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ashland, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

57.6%

2017 Homeownership

58.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.6% of the housing units in Ashland, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ashland, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ashland, WI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, WI have a shorter commute time (12.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Ashland, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.5%

  2. Walked

    12.7%

  3. Carpooled

    10%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ashland, WI was Drove Alone (70.5%), followed by those who Walked (12.7%) and those who Carpooled (10%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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