Ashland, OR

Census Place

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2022 Population
21,401
0.248% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.2
0.417% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
10.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,767
1.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$581,100
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,245
1.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ashland, OR had a population of 21.4k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $64,767. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ashland, OR grew from 21,348 to 21,401, a 0.248% increase and its median household income grew from $63,641 to $64,767, a 1.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.88%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%).

None of the households in Ashland, OR 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.

97.5% of the residents in Ashland, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, OR are Southern Oregon University (1,174 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ashland, OR was $581,100, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%.

Most people in Ashland, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ashland, OR is home to a population of 21.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.18% of Ashland, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

In 2022, there were 15.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Ashland, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k White (Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Ashland, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, OR was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 523
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 397
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 300
10.1%
Hispanic Population
2.16k people

In 2022, there were 15.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Ashland, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k White (Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.1% of the people in Ashland, OR are hispanic (2.16k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.75k people
8.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people

As of 2022, 8.18% of Ashland, OR residents (1.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland, OR was 8.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    390 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    214 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    143 ± 82

Ashland, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ashland, OR employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Ashland, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,771 people), Educational Services (1,332 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,240 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($105,000), Wholesale Trade ($103,378), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,313).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.2k
2022 Value
± 879
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, OR declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 10.4k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, OR, are Management Occupations (1,385 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,040 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,026 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.2k
2022 Value
± 879
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, OR declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 10.4k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,771 people), Educational Services (1,332 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,240 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland, OR, though some of these residents may live in Ashland, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,063
Median earning men ± $10,682
$25,379
Median earning women ± $5,471

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($103,108), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($99,306), and Manufacturing ($95,682).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,923), Manufacturing ($37,292), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,440).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

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 Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 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 Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ashland, OR awarded 1,174 degrees. The student population of Ashland, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,882 male students and 3,322 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, OR are White (732 and 63%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (147 and 12.7%), Unknown (130 and 11.2%), and Two or More Races (93 and 8.01%).

The largest universities in Ashland, OR by number of degrees awarded are Southern Oregon University (1,174 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, OR are General Business Administration & Management (197 and 16.8%), Teacher Education (107 and 9.11%), and General Psychology (102 and 8.69%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland, OR for a public four year colleges is $9,405 for in-state students and $26,401 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ashland, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,204 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,204 students enrolled in Ashland, OR, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,868 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, OR was General Business Administration & Management with 110 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,174 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Oregon University with 1,174 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 420 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, OR, which is 0.557 times less than the 754 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 732 degrees mean that there were 4.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,405) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,286) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($999) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland, OR was $581,100 in 2022, which is 2.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $494,700 to $581,100, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, OR is 52.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ashland, OR have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland, OR is $64,767. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ashland, OR was Census Tract 22 with a value of $86,397, followed by Census Tract 21 and Census Tract 24, with respective values of $82,579 and $68,529.

Property

$581,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,583
$5,347
Median Property Taxes
±$475

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Rent vs Own

52.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.8% of the housing units in Ashland, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 22
  2. Census Tract 21
  3. Census Tract 24

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, OR was Census Tract 22 with a value of $86,397, followed by Census Tract 21 and Census Tract 24, with respective values of $82,579 and $68,529.

The following map shows all of the places in Ashland, OR 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.
$64,767
Median Household Income
± $6,957
10.1k
Number of Households
± 809

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Ashland, OR grew to $64,767 from the previous year's value of $63,641.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, OR 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, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.7%)
  3. Walked (9.66%)

In 2022, 58.5% of workers in Ashland, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.7%) and those who walked to work (9.66%).

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, OR have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.391% of the workforce in Ashland, OR 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, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ashland, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, OR (3.68k out of 20.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland, OR 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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Health

94.8% of the population of Ashland, OR has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 22.2% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 0.333% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, OR see 1057 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1071 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1174 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 182 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,057 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, OR

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, OR see an average of 1,057 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,071 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.1% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
22.2%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
0.333%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, OR declined by 32.7% from 7.73% to 5.2%.

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