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Ashland is a city in Ashland County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the home of statesman Henry Clay
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Ashland. For links to other places called Ashland, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ashland is 46.592N. The longitude is -90.883W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,397.


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Median household income
Local
$30,853
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Ashland is on Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior
French fur traders arrived in 1659

Laid out by the Milwaukee, Lakeshore and Western Railroad in 1885

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Bay Days - July 13-15, 2007
  • Ashland County Fair - Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Chequamegon Bay Rendezvous - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ashland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chequamegon National Forest, Copper Falls State Park, Prentice Park, Tri-County Recreation Trail
Historic sites and museums: Ashland Museum, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Colleges and universities: Northland College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ashland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54806 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashland ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashland was $16,330, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Ashland festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Ashland include West Second Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.


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Libraries in Ashland include Vaughn Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ashland include Ashland Daily Press

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Politics

Ashland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashland political report.

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The average commute time for Ashland workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ashland include Americinn Ashland, Best Western Lake Superior Inn, Super 8.

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