Ashland, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 8,130 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 3,996  (49.2%)
Females: 4,134  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54806.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,551 (it was $30,853 in 2000)
Ashland:

$38,551
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,953 (it was $16,330 in 2000)

Ashland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,034 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Ashland:

$102,034
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $565.

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  • Races in Ashland, WI (2013)

    Ashland races chart
    • 6,85683.2%White alone
    • 5646.8%American Indian alone
    • 4215.1%Two or more races
    • 2603.2%Hispanic
    • 680.8%Asian alone
    • 450.5%Black alone
    • 290.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ashland: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (8.6%), Swedish (7.2%), Polish (6.2%), Norwegian (6.1%), English (4.9%).

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   (low).

Ashland,WI real estate house value index trend

Ashland, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

171 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.3% North America, 0.2% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
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 September 01, 2015.
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 2013: $2,042 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,879 (2.0%)

Ashland satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,100

Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,203 (+26.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,946 (76.9%)

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 2013
Murders 000010000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.011.90.00.00.00.012.10.012.4
Rapes 110346114214
per 100,000 11.511.40.035.547.572.012.312.549.624.212.249.4
Robberies 103002222323
per 100,000 11.50.035.00.00.024.024.525.024.836.424.337.1
Assaults 279153125221923212824
per 100,000 23.080.0105.0177.5368.0299.9270.0237.5285.1254.5340.2296.4
Burglaries 333942334158488173895647
per 100,000 380.1446.0490.2390.4486.8695.8589.21,012.6905.01,078.5680.4580.5
Thefts 289301325310389358307393389403386373
per 100,000 3,329.13,442.03,793.23,667.34,618.34,294.63,768.34,913.14,822.74,883.74,690.24,606.6
Auto thefts 1122166141619181713139
per 100,000 126.7251.6186.771.0166.2191.9233.2225.0210.8157.5158.0111.2
Arson 12N/A250214511
per 100,000 11.522.9N/A23.759.40.024.512.549.660.612.212.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.1) 170.6195.1211.8221.9334.8328.6256.8319.3343.7354.3303.3335.7

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

Crime rate in Ashland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Wisconsin average:

2.19
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -97 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Ashland, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Ashland 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 the city 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 the city 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic 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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ashland:

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

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 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)
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)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.0. This is better than average.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 58.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents, 16.1% 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

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, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Ashland compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

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.
Wisconsin:

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

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

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

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

11.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$18,358$44,0590$0
Other Government Administration 7$28,505$48,86612$4,691
Judicial and Legal 1$3,746$44,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$66,557$49,9180$0
Police - Other 5$21,106$50,6541$1,289
Firefighters 19$84,513$53,3777$5,779
Fire - Other 1$5,854$70,2481$1,734
Streets and Highways 16$65,156$48,8671$286
Airports 1$3,959$47,5080$0
Sewerage 6$23,495$46,9900$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,503$42,01211$1,594
Water Supply 5$20,398$48,9550$0
Local Libraries 4$13,860$41,5806$2,927
Other and Unallocable 4$13,964$41,8920$0
Totals for Government 93$379,974$49,02939$18,300

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

  • Construction - Libraries: $448,000 ($55.10)
    Regular Highways: $250,000 ($30.75)
    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 ($212.05)
    Sewerage: $1,707,000 ($209.96)
    Police Protection: $1,626,000 ($200.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,492,000 ($183.52)
    Water Utilities: $1,086,000 ($133.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $818,000 ($100.62)
    General - Other: $800,000 ($98.40)
    Health - Other: $730,000 ($89.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $459,000 ($56.46)
    Central Staff Services: $423,000 ($52.03)
    Financial Administration: $419,000 ($51.54)
    Libraries: $411,000 ($50.55)
    Air Transportation: $230,000 ($28.29)
    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 ($7.13)
    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 ($66.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $379,000 ($46.62)
    Police Protection: $68,000 ($8.36)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($7.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,175,000 ($513.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,800,000 ($221.40)
    All Other: $702,000 ($86.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000 ($48.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $282,000 ($34.69)
    Air Transportation: $148,000 ($18.20)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($3.32)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $273,000 ($33.58)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $729,000 ($89.67)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($6.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $586,000 ($72.08)
    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 ($142.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,010,000 ($493.23)
    Highways: $726,000 ($89.30)
    All Other: $301,000 ($37.02)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.60)
  • Tax - Property: $2,851,000 ($350.68)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $107,000 ($13.16)
    NEC: $80,000 ($9.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000 ($8.73)
    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 ($2112.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,670,000 ($1927.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,509,000 ($185.61)
    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 ($1031.86)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bayfield County, WI  0.70% ($28,227 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.38% ($26,083)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.27% ($34,353)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bayfield County, WI  0.87% ($28,127 average AGI)
to Price County, WI  0.39% ($29,800)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($20,733)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Ashland fatal accident list:

Apr 21, 2002 05:12 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken 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
Sep 7, 1976 01:53 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • 36,770Total average daily traffic
  • 375Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 2Before 1900
  • 41910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21960-1969
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&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

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