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Population in 2012: 8,128 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 

Males: 4,014  (49.4%)
Females: 4,114  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54806.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,450 (it was $30,853 in 2000)
Ashland:

$38,450
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,407

Ashland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,572 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Ashland:

$105,572
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,219; Detached houses: $123,742; Townhouses or other attached units: $102,828; In 2-unit structures: $97,390; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,648; Mobile homes: $15,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 6,961 (84.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 506 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 457 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 141 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 63 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 46 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 39 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashland: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (9.5%), Swedish (6.5%), Polish (6.2%), Norwegian (6.0%), English (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 671 feet

Land area: 13.4 square miles.

Population density: 607 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

157 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Wisconsin as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ashland to the number of sex offenders is 17 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,006 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,969 (2.0%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,222 (+27.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,032 (80.3%)

Area code: 715

Ashland household income distribution Ashland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Ashland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00001000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.011.90.00.00.00.012.10.0
Rapes 11034611421
per 100,000 11.511.40.035.547.572.012.312.549.624.212.2
Robberies 10300222232
per 100,000 11.50.035.00.00.024.024.525.024.836.424.3
Assaults 2791531252219232128
per 100,000 23.080.0105.0177.5368.0299.9270.0237.5285.1254.5340.2
Burglaries 3339423341584881738956
per 100,000 380.1446.0490.2390.4486.8695.8589.21012.6905.01078.5680.4
Thefts 289301325310389358307393389403386
per 100,000 3329.13442.03793.23667.34618.34294.63768.34913.14822.74883.74690.2
Auto thefts 112216614161918171313
per 100,000 126.7251.6186.771.0166.2191.9233.2225.0210.8157.5158.0
Arson 12N/A25021451
per 100,000 11.522.9N/A23.759.40.024.512.549.660.612.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 170.5195.1211.8221.9334.8328.5256.8319.2343.7354.3303.3

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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: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Ashland, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -97 (-1.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 70% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ashland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ashland:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Ashland, WI

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Local government website: www.ci.ashland.wi.us

College/University in Ashland:

  • Northland College (Full-time enrollment: 565; 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: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 59 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 61 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 62 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 117 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 128 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 128 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)

Public high school in Ashland:

  • Ashland Hi (Students: 727; Location: 1900 Beaser Ave; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ashland:

Private elementary/middle school in Ashland:

  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 215 LAKE SHORE DR E; Grades: PK - 8)
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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)

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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

 
Ashland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate 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 2003 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.180
U.S.:

0.572
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 2005 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.10
U.S.:

22.92

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

ASHLAND WATER UTILITY (Address: 2020 6TH STREET EAST , Population served: 9115, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1996 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-07-1997)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
PRENTICE PARK-PAVILION WEST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLATTER, THE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PINE CREEK PIT STOP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASLOWSKI BEACH-EAST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRENTICE PARK-PAVILION EAST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORWAY CAMPGROUND & TRAILER COURT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASLOWSKI BEACH-BATHROOMS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRENTICE PARK-RV CMGD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 48.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ashland, WI

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

Ashland compared to Wisconsin state average:

Ashland, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ashland, Wisconsin:

  • Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lakeshore Dr, Ashland, WI 54806 , Phone: (715) 682-9095, Fax: (715) 682-9410
  • Super 8 Motel, 1610 W Lakeshore Dr, Ashland, WI 54806 , Phone: (715) 682-8377
  • Americinn Ashland, 3009 N Lakeshore Drive E, Ashland, WI 54806 , Phone: (800) 634-3444, Fax: (715) 682-9964
  • Ashland Lake Superior Lodge, 30600 Us Hwy 2, Ashland, WI 54806 , Phone: (715) 682-5235, Fax: (715) 682-4730
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ashland, Wisconsin

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:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Ashland city (based on Ashland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.10%
Here69.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents52.8%18.7%9.5%4.4%3.1%
Congregations24.2%15.2%6.1%3.0%9.1%
NameBaptist General ConferenceUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.9%1.8%3.8%
Congregations3.0%9.1%3.0%9.1%18.2%
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: 8
Ashland County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

13.0%

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 4$15,602$46,8061$221
Other Government Administration 10$34,302$41,1621$1,065
Judicial and Legal 1$3,775$45,3000$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$74,818$47,2530$0
Police - Other 2$5,533$33,1981$345
Firefighters 20$86,877$52,1260$0
Fire - Other 1$2,790$33,4802$485
Streets and Highways 20$92,260$55,3560$0
Airports 1$3,545$42,5400$0
Sewerage 8$31,149$46,7240$0
Parks and Recreation 5$19,111$45,86625$10,346
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,156$42,9360$0
Water Supply 4$17,761$53,2831$279
Local Libraries 6$13,601$27,2022$281
Other and Unallocable 3$9,666$38,6640$0
Totals for Government 106$417,946$47,31533$13,022

Ashland government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $448,000 ($55.12)
    Regular Highways: $250,000 ($30.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($7.50)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($6.52)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($5.04)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $1,724,000 ($212.11)
    Sewerage: $1,707,000 ($210.01)
    Police Protection: $1,626,000 ($200.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,492,000 ($183.56)
    Water Utilities: $1,086,000 ($133.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $818,000 ($100.64)
    General - Other: $800,000 ($98.43)
    Health - Other: $730,000 ($89.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $459,000 ($56.47)
    Central Staff Services: $423,000 ($52.04)
    Financial Administration: $419,000 ($51.55)
    Libraries: $411,000 ($50.57)
    Air Transportation: $230,000 ($28.30)
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000 ($17.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000 ($13.41)
    General Public Buildings: $97,000 ($11.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000 ($7.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $42,000 ($5.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $40,000 ($4.92)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($1.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $542,000 ($66.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $379,000 ($46.63)
    Police Protection: $68,000 ($8.37)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($7.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,175,000 ($513.66)

Ashland government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,800,000 ($221.46)
    All Other: $702,000 ($86.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000 ($48.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $282,000 ($34.69)
    Air Transportation: $148,000 ($18.21)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($3.32)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $273,000 ($33.59)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $729,000 ($89.69)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($6.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $586,000 ($72.10)
    Interest Earnings: $239,000 ($29.40)
    Special Assessments: $222,000 ($27.31)
    Donations From Private Sources: $93,000 ($11.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($8.12)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($3.81)
    Rents: $28,000 ($3.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,156,000 ($142.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,010,000 ($493.36)
    Highways: $726,000 ($89.32)
    All Other: $301,000 ($37.03)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.60)
  • Tax - Property: $2,851,000 ($350.76)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $107,000 ($13.16)
    NEC: $80,000 ($9.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000 ($8.74)
    Other License: $40,000 ($4.92)

Ashland government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,177,000 ($2113.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,670,000 ($1927.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,509,000 ($185.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($0.25)

Ashland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,389,000 ($1032.11)

5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bayfield County, WI  1.18% ($23,356 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.35% ($35,227)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.18% ($33,909)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bayfield County, WI  0.99% ($38,048 average AGI)
to Price County, WI  0.43% ($29,778)
to Douglas County, WI  0.37% ($20,739)

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)

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

Ashland, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

Ashland fatal accident list:

Apr 21, 2002 05:12 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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
Sep 7, 1976 01:53 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total average daily traffic: 36,770
Total average daily truck traffic: 375

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 4
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ashland, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ashland, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ashland)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 19
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Ashland


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashland, WI
Businesses in Ashland, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1New Balance1
Arby's1RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1The Room Place1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Haagen-Dazs1UPS4
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3
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