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Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the Medford metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for Ashland County, OH; another says it was named for Henry Clay's birthplace in VA

The latitude of Ashland is 42.194N. The longitude is -122.708W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,946 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,406.


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Median household income
Local
$32,670
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Ashland is in the Rogue River valley, near the California border
Settled during an 1852 gold rush. Early industries included mining, logging and sheep raising
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kirstie Alley, actress
· Ann Curry, TV personality
· John W. Backus, developer of the Fortran computer-programming language
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Feb. 16-Oct. 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ashland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Rogue Valley Symphony, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theater
Nearby parks & recreation: Crater Lake National Park
Historic sites and museums: Schneider Museum of Art, Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History
Colleges and universities: Southern Oregon University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 181

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Medford-Ashland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97520 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashland was $21,292, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

51% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,193.


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Libraries in Ashland include Ashland Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ashland include Ashland Daily Tidings

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAGI., KSJK., KSMF., KSOR., KSRG.

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashland political report.

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Restaurants

Ashland restaurants taking online reservations include Amuse Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Ashland workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ashland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Ashland include Ashland Springs Hotel, Best Western Bard S Inn, Best Western Windsor Inn, Econo Lodge Ashland, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Plaza Inn & Suites, Super 8, Windmill Inn & Suites of Ashland.

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