For population 25 years and over in Ashland:
For population 15 years and over in Ashland city:
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $305 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (56.5 miles , pop. 62,742).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (59.0 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (601.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Lineville, AL (2.4 miles ), Millerville-Hollins, AL (3.6 miles ), Goldville, AL (3.7 miles) , Waldo, AL (3.8 miles ), New Site, AL (4.1 miles ), Wadley, AL (4.3 miles ), Daviston, AL (4.3 miles ), Talladega, AL (4.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.27 N, Longitude: 85.84 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,935 (+98.5%)
Area code: 256
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Crime in Ashland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (9 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -142 (-6.7%).
Work and jobs in Ashland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ashland, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ashland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 194% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Ashland city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Ashland center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from Ashland center
On 5/9/2004 at 08:56:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Clay County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bob Riley - Alabama politician, Hiram Wesley Evans - Dentist and secret society leader, Jack L. Treadwell - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Howard Ballard - Football player.
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Local government website: www.cityofashland.net
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.9. This is about average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.64. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.91. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashland that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.9%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 37.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
91 people in nursing homes
44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Ashland compared to Alabama state average:
Banks with branches in Ashland (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Ashland (based on Clay County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.00%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,512 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,488 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Ashland, Alabama:See more detailed statistics of Ashland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $3,046,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,790
Total average daily truck traffic: 761
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 17,460
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ashland, AL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashland)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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