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Population in 2012: 2,787 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 

Males: 1,345  (48.3%)
Females: 1,442  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17921, 17945.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,995 (it was $27,234 in 2000)
Ashland:

$36,995
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,438

Ashland borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,603 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Ashland:

$50,603
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,183; Detached houses: $68,129; Townhouses or other attached units: $38,503; In 2-unit structures: $43,638; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,427; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $43,638; Mobile homes: $28,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $431.

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Ashland races chart
  • White alone - 2,748 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 29 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashland: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.8%), Irish (26.5%), Dutch (10.1%), Italian (5.6%), Polish (5.0%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/13/1857

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,601 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland borough:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Pennsylvania as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ashland to the number of sex offenders is 1,394 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,099 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,197 (2.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (37.5 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (83.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fountain Springs, PA (1.1 miles) , Centralia, PA (1.2 miles) , Locustdale, PA (1.3 miles) , Gordon borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Lavelle-Locustdale, PA (1.5 miles ), Lavelle, PA (1.5 miles ), Aristes, PA (1.6 miles ), Wilburton Number Two, PA (1.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 76.34 W

Ashland household income distribution Ashland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Ashland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 012100113020
per 100,000 0.030.362.131.30.00.032.032.297.40.070.80.0
Assaults 520363209444
per 100,000 152.260.60.093.9188.694.964.10.0292.2129.5141.5142.5
Burglaries 4959229171415151717
per 100,000 121.8272.9155.2281.7691.4284.6544.7451.2487.0485.8601.6605.6
Thefts 333447354246517654423353
per 100,000 1004.61030.91459.21095.51319.91454.81634.12449.21753.21360.11167.71888.1
Auto thefts 252420140205
per 100,000 60.9151.662.1125.262.90.032.0128.90.064.80.0178.1
Arson 000040001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0125.70.00.00.032.532.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 87.597.596.6105.9149.8101.1133.7155.6199.7124.4144.0167.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Ashland, Pennsylvania accommodation, arts, entertainment & recreation - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -482 (-12.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Ashland borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.1 miles away from Ashland center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from Ashland center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dennis Joseph Dougherty - Catholic cardinal, Frank Bolick - Baseball player, Janet Asimov - (born 1926), author, Jack Stivetts - Baseball player, Mickey Doolan - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ashland:

  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, 325 PETER STREET)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, 101 BROAD STREET)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 101 BROAD STREET)

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Heliports located in Ashland:

Operable nuclear power plants near Ashland:

  • 20 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Susquehanna University (about 28 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Bucknell University (about 31 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 34 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 35 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Albright College (about 37 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)

Public high schools in Ashland:

See full list of schools located in Ashland, School District: NORTH SCHUYLKILL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $100,508; Location: 1229 CENTRE ST; 17,261 books; 204 audio materials; 590 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ashland: American Hose Company 1 (A), Washington Fire Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society (318 Center St), Ashland Community Enterprises Inc (Tours & Charters; 19 Oak Sts).

 
Schuylkill 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.8. This is about average.
City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.401
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.64. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.64
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.91. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.91
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.9. This is about average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.9
U.S.:

24.6

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

ASHLAND AREA WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 4200, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2005)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2004. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (DEC-27-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2004. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (DEC-27-2004)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 13 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%

Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  59.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ashland, PA

Ashland compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ashland (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Ashland Branch at 800-804 Centre Street, branch established on 1964/08/10. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Ashland Branch at 735 Centre Street, branch established on 1875/06/24. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ashland travel time to work - commute


Ashland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ashland borough (based on Schuylkill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here74.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,407$62,4420$0
Other Government Administration 5$9,766$23,4381$220
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,798$49,5967$4,146
Police - Other 1$2,868$34,4160$0
Firefighters 0$0 5$1,269
Streets and Highways 1$3,500$42,0000$0
Health 0$0 2$806
Solid Waste Management 2$7,129$42,7740$0
Sewerage 5$15,598$37,4350$0
Water Supply 2$7,129$42,7740$0
Totals for Government 24$81,195$40,59815$6,441

Ashland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $87,000 ($31.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $467,000 ($167.56)
    Sewerage: $345,000 ($123.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $165,000 ($59.20)
    Regular Highways: $144,000 ($51.67)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($32.65)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($18.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $23,000 ($8.25)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($8.25)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($7.89)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($7.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($5.74)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.44)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,074,000 ($385.36)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($13.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($38.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $780,000 ($279.87)

Ashland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $313,000 ($112.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($50.59)
    Parking Facilities: $28,000 ($10.05)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($7.89)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($2.87)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000 ($16.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($4.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $37,000 ($13.28)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000 ($23.68)
    All Other: $12,000 ($4.31)
    General Support: $3,000 ($1.08)
  • Tax - Property: $377,000 ($135.27)
    Individual Income: $222,000 ($79.66)
    NEC: $62,000 ($22.25)

Ashland government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,793,000 ($643.34)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,745,000 ($626.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,745,000 ($626.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $53,000 ($19.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,740,000 ($624.33)

Ashland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($41.62)

3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Berks County, PA  0.41% ($35,187 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.41% ($31,150)
from Carbon County, PA  0.31% ($29,281)


3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.31% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.30% ($32,480)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.26% ($30,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ashland, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Ashland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 670
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 15,050


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Robert C Green, Hilltop South End Of Brough Of Ashland (Lat: 40.773333 Lon: -76.354194), Type: 106.1, Overall height: 100.3 m
    Registrant: 5706285209, Rcgreen@schmobile.Com, 210 WEST MARKET STREET
  • Robert C Green, Hilltop South End Of Brough Of Ashland (Lat: 40.773333 Lon: -76.354194), Type: 106.1, Overall height: 100.3 m
    Registrant: 5706285209, Rcgreen@schmobile.Com, 210 WEST MARKET STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Ashland Hospital Route 61 (Lat: 40.770361 Lon: -76.329944), Call Sign: WXR349
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2003, Expiration Date: 11/15/2013
    Registrant: 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5556, Fax: (570) 628-6666, Email:
  • Rt 901 2 Mi S I81 (Lat: 40.700083 Lon: -76.319111), Call Sign: WNCK985
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.8000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2000, Expiration Date: 05/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004
    Registrant: Walter R Lindenmuth, Ashland, PA 17921, Phone: (717) 875-3546
  • 38 Line St (Lat: 40.774444 Lon: -76.294278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQHC816
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2007, Expiration Date: 06/28/2017, Certifier: Thomas Kowalonek
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ASHLAND, Rte 61 Butler (Lat: 40.782028 Lon: -76.280778), Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WMS770
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2007, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On Sr-61 1 Mile Se Of (Lat: 40.770361 Lon: -76.329944), Call Sign: KGA589
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5559, Fax: (570) 622-6666, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA3JUO
    Grant Date: 08/11/1987, Expiration Date: 08/11/1997, Cancellation Date: 08/16/1999
    Registrant: John F Clarke, 901 Walnut St, Ashland, PA 17921
  • Call Sign: KA3RUY
    Grant Date: 03/13/1997, Expiration Date: 03/13/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2009
    Registrant: Albert D Johnson, 1526 Walnut St, Ashland, PA 17921
  • Call Sign: WB3CRM, Licensee ID: L01207337
    Grant Date: 10/31/2006, Expiration Date: 10/31/2016
    Registrant: John E Holleran, 15 Whites Lane, Ashland, PA 17921
  • Call Sign: W3CK, Previous Call Sign: KA3UTW, Licensee ID: L00211550
    Grant Date: 04/20/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: Mark A Barket
    Registrant: Mark A Barket, 745 Fountain St, Ashland, PA 17921
  • Call Sign: KB3NXT, Licensee ID: L01183797
    Grant Date: 08/18/2006, Expiration Date: 08/18/2016, Certifier: Joseph J Konas
    Registrant: Joseph J Konas, 28 Silver St, Ashland, PA 17921

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32305 , Serial Number: 28-7525047, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce R Mccormick, 467 Malones Rd, Ashland, PA 17921
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 340ST , Serial Number: 340A0528, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): N340st LLC, 79 Country Club Rd, Ashland, PA 17921


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 26

Incident types - Ashland


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