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 2013: $92,685 (it was $68,392 in 2000)
Ashland:

$92,685
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $44,567 (it was $31,641 in 2000)

Ashland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $346,989 (it was $209,600 in 2000)
Ashland:

$346,989
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700
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  • Races in Ashland, MA (2010)

    Ashland races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ashland: 143.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Ashland, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Ashland town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

This town:

9.8%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Massachusetts as of May 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ashland to the number of sex offenders is 2,198 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ashland town:  1.4% ($2,954)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Ashland satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.26 N, Longitude: 71.46 W


Crime rates in Ashland by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.06.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2457753423321
per 100,000 13.526.032.445.244.731.618.824.713.118.017.711.75.8
Robberies 1101051002304
per 100,000 6.76.50.06.50.031.66.30.00.012.017.70.023.1
Assaults 339181319161613251481610
per 100,000 222.158.4116.684.0121.5101.2100.580.4163.683.947.393.257.7
Burglaries 33261517262556445053569133
per 100,000 222.1168.897.2109.8166.2158.0351.6272.2327.2317.5331.0530.2190.4
Thefts 64403848435098115119987410996
per 100,000 430.8259.7246.2310.0274.9316.1615.3711.5778.8587.0437.5635.1553.9
Auto thefts 434479971291368
per 100,000 26.919.525.925.844.756.956.543.378.553.976.935.046.2
Arson 0122120401100
per 100,000 0.06.513.012.96.412.60.024.70.06.05.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 95.974.170.880.289.886.794.590.4107.888.278.997.164.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ashland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 32 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Ashland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 Ashland 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 the city 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, 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

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

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 88.8. This is about average.

City:

88.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.330. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.90
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

9.35
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

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

Ashland travel time to work - commute Ashland mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashland town (based on Middlesex County data)

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
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ashland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • $14,940,000Total costs
  • 152,740Total average daily traffic
  • 8,366Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ashland, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/27/2005, Certifier: Joseph D CelanoRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 08/04/2023, Certifier: Joseph D CelanoRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 09/22/2023, Certifier: Joseph D CelanoRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Roy CorreiaRegistrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SARCIONE JOSEPH STOL CH 750 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 154RC , Serial Number: 75-8552
    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
    Registrant (Corporation): 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
    Registrant (Individual): Justin P Culverwell, 58 Prospect St, Ashland, MA 01721

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 84
  • Service Call: 5

Incident types - Ashland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashland, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Ashland, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS2Payless1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts3Sears1
FedEx3Shaw's1
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS3

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 below 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.
  • Number of college students 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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