Ashland, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
53,533
0.0056% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.743% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.5%
9.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,422
4.92% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$132,200
2.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
25,789
0.856% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Ashland, OH had a population of 53.5k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $55,422. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ashland, OH declined from 53,536 to 53,533, a −0.0056% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,823 to $55,422, a 4.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.846%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.659%).

None of the households in Ashland, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Ashland, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, OH are Ashland University (1,759 degrees awarded in 2020) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (31 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Ashland, OH was $132,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Ashland, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ashland, OH is home to a population of 53.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.6% of Ashland, OH residents were born outside of the country (856 people).

In 2020, there were 58.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51k people) in Ashland, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 869 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 594 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Ashland, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, OH was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51k ± 124
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    869 ± 171
  3. White (Hispanic)
    594 ± 100
1.43%
Hispanic Population
768 people

In 2020, there were 58.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51k people) in Ashland, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 869 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 594 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.43% of the people in Ashland, OH are hispanic (768 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
856 people
1.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
781 people

As of 2020, 1.6% of Ashland, OH residents (856 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland, OH was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,350 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    539 ± 148
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    415 ± 125

Ashland, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ashland, OH employs 25.8k people. The largest industries in Ashland, OH are Manufacturing (5,519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,508 people), and Retail Trade (3,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,774), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,699), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,159).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.8k
2020 Value
± 1,091
0.856%
1 Year growth
± 5.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ashland, OH grew at a rate of 0.856%, from 25.6k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, OH, are Production Occupations (3,378 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,937 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,636 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.8k
2020 Value
± 1,091
0.856%
1 Year growth
± 5.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ashland, OH grew at a rate of 0.856%, from 25.6k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, OH, are Manufacturing (5,519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,508 people), and Retail Trade (3,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ashland, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,887
Median earning men ± $1,982
$25,593
Median earning women ± $1,388

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($56,838), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,877), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,603).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($53,393), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,509), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,082).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 367
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 353
    Manufacturing
  3. 244
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $659k
    Manufacturing
  2. $201k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $58k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio 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 Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

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

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Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Ashland, OH awarded 1,790 degrees. The student population of Ashland, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,699 male students and 2,785 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, OH are White (1,277 and 76.8%), followed by Black or African American (222 and 13.3%), Unknown (47 and 2.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (46 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Ashland, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ashland University (1,759 and 98.3%) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (31 and 1.73%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, OH are General Business Administration & Management (386 and 21.6%), Nursing Practice (214 and 12%), and General Studies (175 and 9.78%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland, OH for private four year colleges is $22,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Ashland, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 4,484 (37.9% men and 62.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 4,484 students enrolled in Ashland, OH, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,406 records, of which 63.9% were women and 36.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 209 degree-majors awarded
  2. 110 degree-majors awarded
  3. 33 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, OH was Nursing Practice with 209 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,759 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ashland University with 1,759 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 775 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, OH, which is 0.764 times less than the 1,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,277 degrees mean that there were 5.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 222 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,060) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($912) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Ashland, OH was $132,200 in 2020, which is 0.575 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $128,400 to $132,200, a 2.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, OH is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ashland, OH have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland, OH is $55,422. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Ashland, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $111,411, followed by Warren County, OH and Union County, OH, with respective values of $89,410 and $88,565.

Property

$132,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,571
$15,427
Median Property Taxes
±$788

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ashland, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2020
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.2% of the housing units in Ashland, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $111,411, followed by Warren County, OH and Union County, OH, with respective values of $89,410 and $88,565.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,422
Median Household Income
± $2,238
20.5k
Number of Households
± 930

In 2020, the median household income of the 20.5k households in Ashland, OH grew to $55,422 from the previous year's value of $52,823.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, OH 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.7%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Ashland, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.87%) and those who worked at home (4.7%).

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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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, OH have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Ashland, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, OH (6.42k out of 51.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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92.1% of the population of Ashland, OH has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1303 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1558 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,303 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,303 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,312 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.94%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, OH declined by 10.6% from 8.88% to 7.94%.

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

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