Ashland, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 1,932 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 823  (42.6%)
Females: 1,109  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36251.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,233 (it was $23,469 in 2000)
Ashland:

$28,233
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,396 (it was $13,927 in 2000)

Ashland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,263 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Ashland:

$142,263
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $173,655; detached houses: $178,623; mobile homes: $37,272

Median gross rent in 2017: $392.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ashland: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.6%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.8% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ashland, AL (2017)
    • 1,57374.1%White alone
    • 42520.0%Black alone
    • 733.4%Hispanic
    • 200.9%American Indian alone
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 90.4%Other race alone
    • 60.3%Asian alone

Races in Ashland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Alabama as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashland is 112 to 1.


Crime rates in Ashland by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(97.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.7)
1
(50.7)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.1)
1
(51.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
1
(52.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(161.6)
2
(107.4)
5
(267.0)
3
(157.9)
11
(537.4)
6
(294.7)
8
(415.4)
11
(559.2)
15
(760.6)
30
(1,520)
51
(2,601)
51
(2,659)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(208.8)
2
(107.8)
4
(214.8)
5
(267.0)
4
(210.5)
8
(390.8)
9
(442.0)
24
(1,246)
9
(457.5)
10
(507.1)
12
(607.9)
11
(560.9)
16
(834.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(313.2)
21
(1,131)
21
(1,128)
27
(1,442)
37
(1,947)
31
(1,514)
40
(1,965)
35
(1,817)
42
(2,135)
41
(2,079)
39
(1,976)
42
(2,142)
35
(1,825)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(52.2)
3
(161.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(105.3)
3
(146.6)
1
(49.1)
4
(207.7)
1
(50.8)
1
(50.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(153.0)
6
(312.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)31.398.1124.6129.7132.6285.3187.1275.2233.4315.4466.1713.4703.9

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City-data.com crime index in Ashland, AL

Crime rate in Ashland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.69
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (65.7%), English (5.1%), German (2.4%), Scottish (2.2%), Irish (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 7.24 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

Ashland, Alabama map

65 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This city:

3.1%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $532 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $350 (0.2%)

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, AL (2.8 miles ),
Millerville-Hollins, AL (3.6 miles ),
Goldville, AL (3.7 miles),
Waldo, AL (3.8 miles ),
Delta, AL (3.8 miles),
Hackneyville, AL (4.0 miles ),
New Site, AL (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.27 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,385 (+65.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 395 (47.3%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Ashland, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ashland, AL in 2017
Ashland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ashland, AL residents
Average permit cost in Ashland, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Alabama:

3.8%
Most common industries in Ashland, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (17.8%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (17.5%)
  • Public administration (13.1%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Utilities (3.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (18.1%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Ashland, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Woodworkers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Woodworkers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Child care workers (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)

Average climate in Ashland, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ashland, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 98% 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 near Alabama state average. It is 81% 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 Ashland 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 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Ashland center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from Ashland center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ashland:

  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 83825 HIGHWAY 9 P O BOX 1270)
  • HOSPICE OF CLAY COUNTY (83825 HIGHWAY 9)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE, LLC (83825 HIGHWAY 9)

Airports and heliports located in Ashland:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 19 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 39 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • University of West Georgia (about 48 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 48 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 4,768)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 51 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Auburn University (about 51 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Samford University (about 57 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)

Private high schools in Ashland:

  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 173, Location: 85621 HIGHWAY 9, Grades: PK-12)
  • CLARK COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 155, Location: 37993 HIGHWAY 77, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ashland:

See full list of schools located in Ashland

Library in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,638; Location: 11 SECOND AVENUE NORTH; 21,267 books; 390 audio materials; 1,232 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ashland: Clay County Courthouse (A), Ashland Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ashland include: First United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ashland City Cemetery (1), Old Field Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ashland City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 105 2nd Avenue North).

Courts: Clay County - Court Reporter (Courthouse), Ashland City - Municipal Court (83320 Highway 9).

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.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashland and their reported violations in the past:

ASHLAND WATER WORKS & SEWER (Population served: 2,925, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-14-2013 and FEB-12-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-14-2013 and FEB-12-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-15-2013 and NOV-13-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-15-2013 and NOV-13-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAY-17-2013 and AUG-14-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2014)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
91 people in nursing homes in 2000
44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Ashland (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Clay County Finance Company Branch at 104 North 1st Street, branch established on 1995/03/15; Ashland-Hwy 9 Branch at 83183 Highway 9, branch established on 2008/06/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • FirstState Bank: Ashland South Branch at Highways 9 And 77, branch established on 1987/08/24. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $198.7 mil, Deposits: $154.8 mil, headquarters in Lineville, AL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First State Capital Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ashland:

Marital status in Ashland, AL
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ashland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashland, AL (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,89953
Mainline Protestant1,03812
Catholic1861
Black Protestant1812
Other11
None3,627-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Clay County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ashland:

49.6%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ashland:

46.0%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ashland:

12.7%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ashland:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ashland:

37.2%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

54.3%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Ashland:

77.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ashland, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$18,002$30,8610$0
Police - Other 5$8,347$20,0330$0
Other and Unallocable 3$7,634$30,5362$2,336
Health 1$2,464$29,5680$0
Financial Administration 1$4,384$52,6080$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,891$22,6920$0
Local Libraries 1$2,130$25,5602$1,417
Streets and Highways 1$1,891$22,6920$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,358$28,2960$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,345$40,1400$0
Welfare 0$0 3$2,931
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,149
Totals for Government 22$52,446$28,6078$7,833

Ashland government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($9.32)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $527,000 ($272.77)
    Police Protection: $505,000 ($261.39)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($56.42)
    General Public Buildings: $107,000 ($55.38)
    Central Staff Services: $76,000 ($39.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($38.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000 ($30.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($26.92)
    Libraries: $49,000 ($25.36)
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000 ($23.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($5.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($1.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $67,000 ($34.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $742,000 ($384.06)

Ashland government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $6,000 ($3.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($1.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $492,000 ($254.66)
    General Local Government Support: $149,000 ($77.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $114,000 ($59.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $107,000 ($55.38)
    Rents: $78,000 ($40.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $60,000 ($31.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($7.25)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($5.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000 ($29.50)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $778,000 ($402.69)
    Property: $200,000 ($103.52)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $193,000 ($99.90)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $88,000 ($45.55)
    Other: $45,000 ($23.29)
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000 ($18.63)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $11,000 ($5.69)

Ashland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,138,000 ($589.03)
Businesses in Ashland, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WELR-FM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE, AL; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZLM (97.3 FM; DADEVILLE, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAXC-LP (Channel 64; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Ashland: Jack L. Treadwell.

  • Ashland, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count8398
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12558
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2881
  • Fatalities9476
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21629
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents484
See more detailed statistics of Ashland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.1mTotal length
  • $8,321,000Total costs
  • 16,144Total average daily traffic
  • 1,130Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,746Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ashland, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ashland, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ashland, AL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashland)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of fire incidents - 54 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ashland, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (63.5%), and Structure Fires (19.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ashland, AL
    • 12963.5%Outside Fires
    • 3919.2%Structure Fires
    • 209.9%Other
    • 157.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashland, AL
Most common first names in Ashland, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7374.2 years
William5773.7 years
John5276.8 years
Mary5076.2 years
Charles2770.1 years
Annie2580.2 years
Robert2473.4 years
Willie2378.7 years
George2073.8 years
Thomas1876.2 years
Most common last names in Ashland, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5171.9 years
Jones2779.0 years
Brooks2275.7 years
Horn2277.6 years
Mattox2177.0 years
Williams2175.2 years
Mitchell2078.2 years
Sims2070.2 years
Browning1980.9 years
Thompson1983.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ashland, AL
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ashland, AL
  • 57.3%Electricity
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ashland compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Ashland on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cuba (population 500+)"
There is 1 pilot and 4 other airmen in this city.
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