Ashland, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 16,593.
Population change since 2000: +13.1%
 
Males: 8,066  (48.6%)
Females: 8,527  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01721.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $110,823 (it was $68,392 in 2000)
Ashland:

$110,823
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $50,748 (it was $31,641 in 2000)

Ashland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $438,839 (it was $209,600 in 2000)
Ashland:

$438,839
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $591,306; detached houses: $624,642; townhouses or other attached units: $582,852; in 2-unit structures: $505,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,078; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,031; mobile homes: $95,409
March 2019 cost of living index in Ashland: 145.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Ashland, MA (2010)
    • 13,53081.5%White alone
    • 1,4508.7%Asian alone
    • 7404.5%Hispanic
    • 3692.2%Black alone
    • 2521.5%Two or more races
    • 2361.4%Other race alone
    • 160.10%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Massachusetts as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashland is 4,148 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Ashland by year

Type

2005

2006

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(45.2)
7
(44.7)
5
(31.6)
3
(18.8)
4
(24.7)
2
(13.1)
3
(18.0)
3
(17.7)
2
(11.7)
1
(5.8)
8
(45.7)
5
(28.3)
4
(22.4)
4
(22.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(31.6)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.0)
3
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(23.1)
2
(11.4)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(84.0)
19
(121.5)
16
(101.2)
16
(100.5)
13
(80.4)
25
(163.6)
14
(83.9)
8
(47.3)
16
(93.2)
10
(57.7)
18
(102.9)
14
(79.1)
13
(72.7)
18
(100.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(109.8)
26
(166.2)
25
(158.0)
56
(351.6)
44
(272.2)
50
(327.2)
53
(317.5)
56
(331.0)
91
(530.2)
33
(190.4)
26
(148.6)
38
(214.8)
11
(61.5)
8
(44.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
48
(310.0)
43
(274.9)
50
(316.1)
98
(615.3)
115
(711.5)
119
(778.8)
98
(587.0)
74
(437.5)
109
(635.1)
96
(553.9)
76
(434.4)
74
(418.3)
73
(408.3)
73
(408.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(25.8)
7
(44.7)
9
(56.9)
9
(56.5)
7
(43.3)
12
(78.5)
9
(53.9)
13
(76.9)
6
(35.0)
8
(46.2)
5
(28.6)
4
(22.6)
8
(44.7)
9
(50.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(12.9)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)77.086.383.390.886.9103.584.875.893.362.390.773.758.361.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ashland, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (24.8%), Italian (20.3%), English (15.6%), German (6.4%), French (5.6%), United States (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1846

Elevation: 188 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,334 people per square mile   (low).

Ashland, Massachusetts map

1,433 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 2.2% Latin America).

This town:

9.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ashland town:

1.4% ($2,954)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Framingham, MA (3.3 miles , pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (19.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (158.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Framingham, MA (1.8 miles ),
Cordaville, MA (1.9 miles ),
Hopkinton, MA (2.0 miles ),
Holliston, MA (2.1 miles ),
Southborough, MA (2.2 miles ),
Sherborn, MA (2.2 miles ),
Natick, MA (2.4 miles ),
Cochituate, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.26 N, Longitude: 71.46 W

Distribution of median household income in Ashland, MA in 2017
Ashland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 106 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 1999: 84 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2001: 95 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2005: 67 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $288,700
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $218,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ashland, MA residents
Average permit cost in Ashland, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Ashland, MA
Historical housing units in Ashland, MA
Most common industries in Ashland, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Ashland, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Computer specialists (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Ashland, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ashland, Massachusetts average temperatures Ashland, Massachusetts average precipitation Ashland, Massachusetts humidity Ashland, Massachusetts wind speed Ashland, Massachusetts snowfall Ashland, Massachusetts sunshine Ashland, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.36. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.547. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.547
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.42
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Ashland town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Ashland center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from Ashland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND MANOR NH (25 CENTRAL ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ashland:

  • BETHANY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • FRAMINGHAM NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • CARLYLE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL STAFFING AND FAMILY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • KATHLEEN DANIEL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • KATHLEEN DANIEL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)

Amtrak stations near Ashland:

  • 3 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • Framingham State University (about 3 miles; Framingham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,743)
  • Wellesley College (about 9 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Babson College (about 11 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 11 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Brandeis University (about 13 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Bentley University (about 16 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Boston College (about 16 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)

Public high school in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND HIGH (Students: 710, Location: 65 EAST UNION ST., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ashland:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ashland:

  • PINCUSHION HILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 97, Location: 30 GREEN ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • METROWEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 77, Location: 280 PLEASANT ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Ashland

Library in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $305,289; Location: 66 FRONT ST.; 45,207 books; 2,547 audio materials; 2,908 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ashland: Ashland Station (A), Ashland Fire Department Station 1 (B), Ashland Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (C), Ashland Public Library (D), Ashland High School Library (E), Northeastern University Warren Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Romeos Shopping Center (1), Ashland Square Shopping Center (2), Shaws Townline Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ashland: Federated Church of Ashland (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Wildwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cold Spring Pond (A), Reservoir Pond (B), Hopkinton State Park Swimming Pool Reservoir (C), Sudbury River Reservoir (D), Ashland Reservoir (E), Guinea Meadow Swamp (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Brook (A), Cold Spring Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ashland include: Hopkinton State Park (1), Stone Park (2), Ashland State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Mill Pond Rest Home (84 Myrtle Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: William McCarthy (baseball) - Baseball player, Lou Perini - Baseball executive.

Middlesex 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 AND SEWER DEPT. (Population served: 16,593, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-12-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.0%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.0%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Ashland in 2010:

  • 24 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Ashland in 2000:

  • 26 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Ashland (2011 data):

  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Ashland Branch at 2 West Union Street, branch established on 1978/02/21. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Ashland Branch at 12 Front Street, branch established on 1954/11/22. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ashland Branch at 300 Elliot Street, branch established on 1980/10/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Shaw's Townline Plaza Branch at 361 Pond Street, branch established on 1986/11/03. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Ashland:

Marital status in Ashland, MA
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashland, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Ashland, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS2Payless1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts3Sears1
FedEx3Shaw's1
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS3

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSRO (650 AM; 2 kW; ASHLAND, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJM-FM (91.3 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ashland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.7mTotal length
  • $21,492,000Total costs
  • 143,140Total average daily traffic
  • 6,926Total average daily truck traffic
  • 107,773Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ashland, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ashland, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ashland)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 42.247028 Lon: -71.424500, Call Sign: KEG695,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.150 MHz, 455.350 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/1980,

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Chestnut St. Pump Station (Lat: 42.256722 Lon: -71.454417), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPYE929, Licensee ID: L00024125,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/27/2005, Certifier: Joseph D Celano, Registrant: Ashland, Town Of, 20 Ponderosa Rd, Ashland, MA 01721, Phone: (508) 881-0120, Fax: (508) 881-2355
  • Johnson Pump Station (Lat: 42.263083 Lon: -71.489028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPYF769,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 08/04/2023, Certifier: Joseph D Celano, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Chestnut St Pump Station (Lat: 42.256722 Lon: -71.454417), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPYP392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 09/22/2023, Certifier: Joseph D Celano, Registrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:
  • Johnson Pump Station (Lat: 42.263083 Lon: -71.489028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQSX982,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Roy Correia, Registrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ASHLAND, Lat: 42.240056 Lon: -71.448611, Call Sign: WQLM907,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2010, Expiration Date: 03/11/2020, Certifier: Jayne Gourdeau, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashland)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 125SF , Serial Number: 1593, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2016
    Registrant (Individual): John M Covino, 24 Hundred Oaks Ln, Ashland, MA 01721
  • Aircraft: SARCIONE JOSEPH STOL CH 750 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 154RC , Serial Number: 75-8552, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 01/14/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph Sarcione, 2 Barry Dr, Ashland, MA 01721
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A4A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15663 , Serial Number: 28-7305112, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Jmn Aircraft LLC, 20 Dearth Cir, Ashland, MA 01721
  • Aircraft: CULVERWELL JUSTIN REVOLUTION MINI 500 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-shaft
    N-Number: 8072R , Serial Number: 400, Certificate Issue Date: 06/16/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Justin P Culverwell, 58 Prospect St, Ashland, MA 01721
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/22/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of fire incidents - 57 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ashland, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ashland, MA
    • 22251.4%Structure Fires
    • 15235.2%Outside Fires
    • 409.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 184.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashland, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ashland, MA
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ashland, MA
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Electricity
  • 20.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ashland compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ashland on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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