Ashland, WI

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2022 Population
7,903
0.165% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
3.39% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.8%
11% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,239
5.62% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$144,100
28.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,038
1.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ashland, WI had a population of 7.9k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $47,239. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ashland, WI grew from 7,890 to 7,903, a 0.165% increase and its median household income declined from $50,053 to $47,239, a −5.62% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.81%), White (Hispanic) (2.56%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%).

None of the households in Ashland, WI 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.

99.6% of the residents in Ashland, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, WI are Northland College (124 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ashland, WI was $144,100, and the homeownership rate was 61%.

Most people in Ashland, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ashland, WI is home to a population of 7.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.29% of Ashland, WI residents were born outside of the country (102 people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Ashland, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 467 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 380 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Ashland, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, WI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.46k ± 210
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    467 ± 152
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    380 ± 149
3.69%
Hispanic Population
292 people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Ashland, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 467 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 380 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Ashland, WI are hispanic (292 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
102 people
1.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
102 people

As of 2022, 1.29% of Ashland, WI residents (102 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, WI was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    202 ± 99
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 56
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    43 ± 38

Ashland, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ashland, WI employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Ashland, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (625 people), Retail Trade (569 people), and Manufacturing (503 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($76,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,458), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($72,568).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.04k
2022 Value
± 400
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, WI grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 3.98k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (535 people), Sales & Related Occupations (428 people), and Management Occupations (418 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.04k
2022 Value
± 400
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland, WI grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 3.98k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (625 people), Retail Trade (569 people), and Manufacturing (503 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,132
Median earning men ± $6,418
$27,255
Median earning women ± $10,006

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($157,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,208), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,772).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($50,200), Public Administration ($46,786), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,725).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% 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 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

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

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 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 Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ashland, WI awarded 124 degrees. The student population of Ashland, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 244 male students and 274 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, WI are White (94 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11 and 9.65%), Two or More Races (3 and 2.63%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (3 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Ashland, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northland College (124 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, WI are General Biological Sciences (21 and 16.9%), General Business Administration & Management (12 and 9.68%), and Teacher Education (7 and 5.65%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland, WI for private four year colleges is $39,719.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ashland, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 518 (47.1% men and 52.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 518 students enrolled in Ashland, WI, 47.1% men and 52.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 368 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, WI was General Biological Sciences with 21 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
124 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northland College with 124 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, WI, which is 0.746 times less than the 71 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 94 degrees mean that there were 8.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 11 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 ($39,719) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,518) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) 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, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% 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 High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland, WI was $144,100 in 2022, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,200 to $144,100, a 28.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, WI is 61%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ashland, WI have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland, WI is $47,239. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ashland, WI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $69,148, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $61,136 and $40,662.

Property

$144,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,767
$2,097
Median Property Taxes
±$251

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Rent vs Own

61%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61% of the housing units in Ashland, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9508
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, WI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $69,148, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $61,136 and $40,662.

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Household Income

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$47,239
Median Household Income
± $9,720
3.44k
Number of Households
± 349

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.44k households in Ashland, WI declined from $47,239 from the previous year's value of $50,053.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Walked (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.69%)

In 2022, 71.8% of workers in Ashland, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11%) and those who worked at home (6.69%).

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, WI have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Ashland, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

24.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, WI (1.82k out of 7.34k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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

92.1% of the population of Ashland, WI has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, WI see 556 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.9% decrease from the previous year (624 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1401 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 275 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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556 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ashland County, WI

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, WI see an average of 556 patients per year. This represents a 10.9% decrease from the previous year (624 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.86%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, WI grew by 25.3% from 6.28% to 7.86%.

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