Ashland, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 7,823 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 3,803  (48.6%)
Females: 4,020  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54806.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,441 (it was $30,853 in 2000)
Ashland:

$41,441
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,936 (it was $16,330 in 2000)

Ashland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,864 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Ashland:

$114,864
WI:

$178,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $676.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ashland: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 5.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ashland, WI (2017)
    • 6,89085.7%White alone
    • 5707.1%American Indian alone
    • 3204.0%Two or more races
    • 1281.6%Hispanic
    • 510.6%Black alone
    • 350.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Wisconsin as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashland is 127 to 1.


Crime rates in Ashland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(47.5)
6
(72.0)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.5)
4
(49.6)
2
(24.2)
1
(12.2)
4
(49.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(75.8)
3
(38.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.0)
2
(24.5)
2
(25.0)
2
(24.8)
3
(36.4)
2
(24.3)
3
(37.1)
4
(49.3)
6
(73.4)
2
(25.0)
2
(25.3)
1
(12.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
31
(368.0)
25
(299.9)
22
(270.0)
19
(237.5)
23
(285.1)
21
(254.5)
28
(340.2)
24
(296.4)
27
(333.0)
33
(404.0)
20
(249.8)
26
(328.5)
26
(334.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(486.8)
58
(695.8)
48
(589.2)
81
(1,013)
73
(905.0)
89
(1,079)
56
(680.4)
47
(580.5)
45
(555.1)
43
(526.4)
45
(562.1)
106
(1,339)
23
(296.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
389
(4,618)
358
(4,295)
307
(3,768)
393
(4,913)
389
(4,823)
403
(4,884)
386
(4,690)
373
(4,607)
311
(3,836)
310
(3,795)
340
(4,247)
243
(3,070)
214
(2,754)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(166.2)
16
(191.9)
19
(233.2)
18
(225.0)
17
(210.8)
13
(157.5)
13
(158.0)
9
(111.2)
5
(61.7)
9
(110.2)
15
(187.4)
10
(126.3)
17
(218.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(59.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.5)
1
(12.5)
4
(49.6)
5
(60.6)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.3)
2
(24.5)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.6)
4
(51.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)367.4360.6281.8350.4377.3388.9332.9368.4278.6359.0281.7360.6275.8

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City-data.com crime index in Ashland, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (25.8%), Norwegian (7.4%), American (5.0%), English (4.7%), Irish (4.0%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 671 feet

Land area: 13.4 square miles.

Population density: 584 people per square mile   (low).

Ashland, Wisconsin map

70 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,477 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,954 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (60.2 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (156.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (364.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gingles, WI (1.9 miles ),
Eileen, WI (2.3 miles ),
Washburn, WI (2.5 miles ),
Barksdale, WI (2.6 miles ),
Sanborn, WI (2.8 miles ),
Diaperville, WI (2.9 miles),
Odanah, WI (3.1 miles ),
New Odanah, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,101 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,054 (77.9%)

Area code: 715

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $210,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ashland, WI residents
Average permit cost in Ashland, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Ashland, WI
Historical housing units in Ashland, WI
Most common industries in Ashland, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.4%)
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Ashland, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

Average climate in Ashland, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ashland, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Ashland city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 49.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 255.4 miles away from Ashland center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 368.0 miles away from Ashland center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 291.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 445.2 miles away from Ashland center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from Ashland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ashland County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ashland:

  • MEMORIAL MED CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1615 MAPLE LN)
  • REGIONAL HSPC SVCS (2101 BEASER AVE STE 3)
  • ASHLAND HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (1319 BEASER AVE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-COURT MANOR (911 3RD ST WEST)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - CHEQUAMEGON BAY (1815 BEASER AVENUE)
  • ASHLAND CO HOME HEALTH (301 ELLIS AVE)
  • BAY AREA HLTH (1601 BEASER AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Ashland:

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College/University in Ashland:

  • Northland College (Full-time enrollment: 598; Location: 1411 Ellis Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.northland.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 59 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 60 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 61 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 62 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 77 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 117 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 126 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

Public high school in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND HIGH (Students: 727, Location: 1900 BEASER AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ashland:

  • ASHLAND MIDDLE (Students: 497, Location: 203 11TH ST E, Grades: 6-8)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR PRIMARY (Students: 383, Location: 1101 BINSFIELD RD, Grades: PK-2)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR INTERMEDIATE (Students: 373, Location: 1101 BINSFIELD RD, Grades: 3-5)
  • MARENGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 164, Location: 62408 STATE HWY 112, Grades: PK-5)
  • ASHLAND ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 1101 BINSFIELD RD, Grades: 3-5, Charter school)
  • OREDOCKER PROJECT SCHOOL (Location: 203 11TH ST E, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in Ashland:

  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 161, Location: 215 LAKE SHORE DR E, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in Ashland

Library in Ashland:

  • VAUGHN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $485,939; Location: 502 W. MAIN ST.; 33,470 books; 11,545 e-books; 5,196 audio materials; 2,733 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 114 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ashland: Ashland Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Memorial Library (B), Memorial Hall (C), Wheeler Hall (D), Union Depot (E), Soo Line Depot (F), Ashland Fire Department Ellis Station (G), Ashland County Jail (H), Ashland County Courthouse (I), Ashland City Hall (J), Ashland County Home (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ashland include: Ashland Gospel Tabernacle (A), Calvary Tabernacle (B), Church of Christ (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First English Lutheran Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: B' Nai Israel Cemetery (1), Saint Agnes Cemetery (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Bishigokwe Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ashland include: Beaser Park (1), Hodgkins Park (2), Lake Park (3), Maslowski Park (4), Prentice Park (5), Ellis Park (6), West Second Street Historic District (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ashland Historical Society Museum (509 Main Street West) (1), Chamber of Commerce (Po Box 746) (2), Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (29270 County Highway G) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Lake Superior Ldg (30600 U South Highway 2) (1), Crest Motel (115 Sanborn Avenue) (2), Bayview Motel (2419 Lake Shore Drive East) (3), Lake Aire Inn (101 Lake Shore Drive West) (4), Hotel Chequamegon (101 Lake Shore Drive West) (5), Ashland Motel (2300 Lake Shore Drive West) (6), Harbor Motel (1200 Lake Shore Drive West) (7), Ashland Super 8 Motel (1610 Lake Shore Dr W) (8), Anderson Motel (2200 Lake Shore Drive East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Ashland County - Family Court Commissioner (404 Main Street West) (1), Court Manor Health & Rehabilitation (911 3rd Street West) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bob Blake (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player, Tom Pierson - Conductor, Barbara Linton - Politician, Daniel Theno - Politician, Dave Suminski - Football player, F. Taylor Brown - Admiral, Joe Rogalski - Baseball player, Moose Gardner - Professional football guard, Ray Callahan (baseball) - Baseball player, William Plizka - Politician.

Ashland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ASHLAND WATER UTILITY (Population served: 9,115, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2007), St Public Notif issued (MAY-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2012)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2009), St Public Notif issued (MAR-03-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
U S F S NORTHERN GREAT LAKES CENTER (Address: 29270 CTY HWY G. , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008), St Public Notif issued (SEP-09-2008)
WI DNR WHITE RIVER FISHERIES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Other (JAN-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashland that have no violations reported:

  • MASLOWSKI BEACH-BATHROOMS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORWAY CAMPGROUND & TRAILER COURT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASLOWSKI BEACH-WISHING WELL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRENTICE PARK-PAVILION EAST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRENTICE PARK-PAVILION WEST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAILS END PUB AND GRILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE CREEK PIT STOP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VINTAGE PLATTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASLOWSKI BEACH-EAST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANBORN METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Ashland in 2010:

  • 369 people in college/university student housing
  • 154 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ashland in 2000:

  • 430 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 185 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Ashland (2011 data):

  • Northern State Bank: Auto Bank Facility, County Market Branch, at 321 West Main Street. Info updated 2010/03/23: Bank assets: $228.0 mil, Deposits: $209.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Bay Area Banking Shares, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Ashland Branch at 221 4th Avenue West, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Ashland at 100 East Main Street, branch established on 1933/12/09. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

For population 15 years and over in Ashland:

Marital status in Ashland, WI
  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashland, WI (based on Ashland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,9528
Evangelical Protestant2,63314
Mainline Protestant2,07811
Other3344
None6,160-
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: 8
Ashland County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Here:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Ashland County:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ashland County:

8.7%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Ashland:

28.8
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.3%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ashland:

33.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Ashland:

76.8%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ashland, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 25$115,770$55,5700$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$84,174$53,1630$0
Streets and Highways 12$47,601$47,6010$0
Financial Administration 7$27,118$46,4880$0
Other Government Administration 7$29,623$50,78211$4,059
Other and Unallocable 6$21,902$43,8040$0
Sewerage 6$25,367$50,7340$0
Water Supply 5$20,378$48,9070$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,856$35,6540$0
Local Libraries 4$14,470$43,4102$2,721
Airports 1$4,300$51,6000$0
Police - Other 1$3,437$41,2440$0
Fire - Other 1$3,266$39,1920$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$3,802
Totals for Government 99$412,262$49,97114$10,582

Ashland government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Health - Other: $1,960,000 ($250.54)
    Regular Highways: $554,000 ($70.82)
    General - Other: $526,000 ($67.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000 ($37.45)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.77)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,973,000 ($252.21)
    Sewerage: $1,916,000 ($244.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,723,000 ($220.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,676,000 ($214.24)
    Health - Other: $1,329,000 ($169.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,240,000 ($158.51)
    Central Staff Services: $771,000 ($98.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $601,000 ($76.82)
    Libraries: $542,000 ($69.28)
    Financial Administration: $483,000 ($61.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $468,000 ($59.82)
    Air Transportation: $367,000 ($46.91)
    General Public Buildings: $355,000 ($45.38)
    Natural Resources - Other: $261,000 ($33.36)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $219,000 ($27.99)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($25.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $114,000 ($14.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($10.35)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $55,000 ($7.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $52,000 ($6.65)
    Transit Utilities: $30,000 ($3.83)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $674,000 ($86.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,968,000 ($251.57)
    Police Protection: $215,000 ($27.48)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($21.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,268,000 ($673.40)

Ashland government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,691,000 ($216.16)
    Other: $1,542,000 ($197.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $348,000 ($44.48)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $248,000 ($31.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($23.26)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($3.07)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $102,000 ($13.04)
    Highways: $88,000 ($11.25)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $827,000 ($105.71)
    Sewerage: $78,000 ($9.97)
    Highways: $21,000 ($2.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $234,000 ($29.91)
    General Revenue - Other: $181,000 ($23.14)
    Sale of Property: $81,000 ($10.35)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($7.93)
    Rents: $44,000 ($5.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($4.47)
    Special Assessments: $13,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,362,000 ($174.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,997,000 ($510.93)
    General Local Government Support: $3,887,000 ($496.87)
    Highways: $685,000 ($87.56)
    Other: $309,000 ($39.50)
    Education: $151,000 ($19.30)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($1.53)
  • Tax - Property: $4,063,000 ($519.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $134,000 ($17.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $116,000 ($14.83)
    Other: $70,000 ($8.95)
    Other License: $46,000 ($5.88)

Ashland government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,568,000 ($2245.69)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,949,000 ($1910.90)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,776,000 ($738.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,156,000 ($403.43)

Ashland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,148,000 ($146.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,529,000 ($1857.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $844,000 ($107.89)

5.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bayfield County, WI  1.02% ($35,492 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.36% ($37,182)
Businesses in Ashland, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1The Room Place1
Goodwill1Toyota1
H&R Block1True Value1
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul2
Honda1UPS4
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WATW (1400 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSZ (93.3 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: GERALD JAMES HACKMAN)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K218AR (91.5 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RADIO FOUND.)
  • W275AF (102.9 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W284AN (104.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W215AE (90.9 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • W45CI (Channel 45; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAST-LP (Channel 25; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: RESOURCE RECOVERY OF WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Ashland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Ashland fatal accident list:

Nov 11, 2016 06:34 PM, Prentice Ave, Lat: 46.585053, Lon: -90.871556, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 2016 12:19 AM, Junction Rd, Lat: 46.577919, Lon: -90.908733, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 21, 2002 05:12 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 5, 1998 06:51 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 15, 1993 03:30 PM, 11th, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 9, 1985 08:14 AM, 2nd St E, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 1985 10:55 AM, 2, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.9mTotal length
  • 4,963Total average daily traffic
  • 70Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,528Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ashland, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ashland)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of reported fires - 59 took place in 2007, and the least - 9 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ashland, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.4%), and Outside Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ashland, WI
    • 32153.4%Structure Fires
    • 18030.0%Outside Fires
    • 6611.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 345.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashland, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ashland, Wisconsin:

  • Americinn Ashland, 3009 N Lakeshore Drive E, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 , Phone: (800) 634-3444, Fax: (715) 682-9964
  • Ashland Lake Superior Lodge, 30600 Us Hwy 2, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 , Phone: (715) 682-5235, Fax: (715) 682-4730
  • Crest Motel, 115 Sanborn Ave, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 , Phone: (715) 682-6603
  • Cobblestone Inn & Suites - Ashland, 818 Main Street W, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 , Phone: (888) 693-8262, Fax: (715) 682-5065
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ashland, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ashland, WI
  • 87.9%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ashland, WI
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Electricity
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Ashland compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Ashland on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 13 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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