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Ashland is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Ashland is 42.261N. The longitude is -71.463W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,674.


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Median household income
Local
$68,392
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Ashland is on the Sudbury River
Sir Harry Frankland, a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, built a manor-house here in 1750

The Boston Marathon once started here and still passes through the community

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ashland State Park
Historic sites and museums: Ashland Historical Society
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 20% 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 $31,641, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $738.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,595.


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

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Newspapers in Ashland include Ashland TAB

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The average commute time for Ashland workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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