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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.
Laid out by the Milwaukee, Lakeshore and Western Railroad in 1885
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashland was $16,330, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Ashland include West Second Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Ashland include Vaughn Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ashland include Ashland Daily Press
Ashland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashland political report.
The average commute time for Ashland workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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