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Ashland County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2014: 16,103 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 16,866 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,562
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,135
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,744
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,039 (it was 1,974 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 1044 sq. mi.

Water area: 1249.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ashland County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Ashland County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,054  (50.0%)
Females: 8,049  (50.0%)

Ashland County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ashland County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,854 ($31,628 in 1999)

This county:

$37854
Wisconsin:

$51467

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $471 (lower quartile is $295, upper quartile is $591)
This county:

$471
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,765 (it was $61,900 in 2000)
Ashland:

$104,765
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,143 - $170,338
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $380

Institutionalized population: 239

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 55
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $222,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $216,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,020 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,696 (1.9%)

Ashland County household income distribution in 2009 Ashland County home values distribution Ashland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 50.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
Ashland County:

19.5%
Wisconsin:

13.5%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 52.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.9% for American Indian residents, 30.2% for other race residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ashland County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ashland, Sanborn, White River, Mellen, Jacobs, Gingles, Morse, Agenda, Glidden, New Odanah.

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

2012 air pollution in Ashland County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clearwater County, Idaho , Oliver County, North Dakota , Sioux County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,192
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 170 (41% naturalized citizens)

Ashland County:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 67
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 7
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 49

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.5%

Ashland County marital status for males Ashland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,467
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 526
  • 3 or 4: 287
  • 5 to 9: 231
  • 10 to 19: 117
  • 20 or more: 289
  • Mobile homes: 878
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Ashland County with a mortgage: 1,693 (222 second mortgage, 193 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,299

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ashland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,9528
Evangelical Protestant2,63314
Mainline Protestant2,07811
Other3344
None6,160-
Ashland County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Ashland County:

Average size of farms: 259 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,455
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $40.80
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,666
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,528
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.89%
Corn for grain: 768 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ashland County-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 259.7 miles away from Ashland County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from the county 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 349.3 miles away from the county 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 297.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 447.3 miles away from Ashland County center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WisconsinHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3249): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • WisconsinFlooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 6, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1369): May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • WisconsinSevere Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1332): June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • WisconsinSevere Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 4, 1999 to July 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1284): August 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1284, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • WisconsinDrought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3014): June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • WisconsinHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 10, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-352): September 10, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-352, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • WisconsinFLOODING, Incident Period: May 1, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-260): May 1, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-260, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • WisconsinTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 21, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-192): April 21, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-192, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (21%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Other Central America (6%)
  • Argentina (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ashland County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • Finnish (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Swedish (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)

Ashland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,613 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 935 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 81 (1%)
  • Walked: 643 (8%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 318 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Ashland County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 430 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 218 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
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Ashland County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 369 people in college/university student housing
  • 183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,772.

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.
3.05% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($45,339 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($12,763 average AGI)
Ashland County:

1.97%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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.
3.36% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($15,095 average AGI)
2.30% relocated to other states ($13,897 average AGI)
Ashland County:

2.30%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.24% ($21,533)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.17% ($39,545)
to Douglas County, WI  0.16% ($39,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Ashland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Ashland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ashland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ashland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ashland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,183 (2,632 aged, 551 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 343 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ashland County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (271)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (196)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (176)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (116)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (102)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (93)
  • Congestive heart failure (87)
  • Unspecified dementia (73)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (57)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20138.76
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 598.120
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 72133.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1232.930
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1263.010
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.2

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.04

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,534
  • In family households: 12,304 (2,564 male householders, 1,527 female householders)
    2,944 spouses, 4,275 children (3,958 natural, 116 adopted, 201 stepchildren), 227 grandchildren, 87 brothers or sisters, 104 parents, 117 other relatives, 424 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,230 (1,364 male householders (1,077 living alone)), 1,281 female householders (1,107 living alone)), 585 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 623 (239 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,043 2-persons, 876 3-persons, 675 4-persons, 305 5-persons, 99 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,184 1-person, 382 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,848 married couples with children.
1,113 single-parent households (259 men, 854 women).

95.6% of residents of Ashland County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $125,147,000 ($7485 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,589,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,083,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,218,000
Federal grants: $33,586,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,208,000 ($-79,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,923,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,517,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,363,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,148,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,075
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,024
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -286
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ashland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (19% from ground, 81% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 123
  • 2000 to 2004: 982
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,023
  • 1980 to 1989: 831
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,474
  • 1960 to 1969: 727
  • 1950 to 1959: 685
  • 1940 to 1949: 714
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,016
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ashland County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 582
  • 5 rooms: 1,215
  • 6 rooms: 1,093
  • 7 rooms: 748
  • 8 rooms: 536
  • 9+ rooms: 395
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 500
  • 4 rooms: 528
  • 5 rooms: 452
  • 6 rooms: 164
  • 7 rooms: 118
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ashland County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 155
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,149
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,343
  • 4 bedrooms: 927
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 639
  • 2 bedrooms: 765
  • 3 bedrooms: 391
  • 4 bedrooms: 104
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Ashland County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 249
  • 1 vehicle: 1,329
  • 2 vehicles: 2,208
  • 3 vehicles: 754
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 57
  • no vehicle: 414
  • 1 vehicle: 1,036
  • 2 vehicles: 433
  • 3 vehicles: 73
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

62% of Ashland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

Ashland County:

62.5%
State average:

57.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12539
  • Northeast: 333
  • Midwest: 2884
  • South: 368
  • West: 503

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ashland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.0%)
  • Wood (18.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.7%)
  • Electricity (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (69.1%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.2%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 156
Here:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 616
Here:

55.8%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Ashland County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $667,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $6,792,000
    Regular Highways: $2,571,000
    Police Protection: $1,352,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,110,000
    Health Services - Other: $748,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $561,000
    General - Other: $553,000
    Financial Administration: $494,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    Parks & Recreation: $172,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $134,000
    Libraries: $82,000
    Air Transportation: $53,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $83,000
    Libraries: $82,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $152,000
    General Public Building: $100,000
    Central Staff: $30,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,679,000

Ashland County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,604,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $89,000
    Highways: $59,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $237,000
    Interest Earnings: $150,000
    Rents: $64,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,934,000
    General Support: $1,734,000
    Highways: $1,174,000
    All Other: $521,000
    Health & Hospitals: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,844,000
    Total General Sales: $959,000
    NEC: $68,000

Ashland County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,095,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,874,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $221,000

Ashland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,500,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $105,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 380
  • Number of aged recipients: 35
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 345
  • Number of recipients under 18: 38
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 276
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 66
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 172
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 159
Ashland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Ashland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ashland County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26876.5 years
Mary16382.7 years
William15772.6 years
Joseph12477.0 years
George11976.0 years
Frank10377.3 years
Robert10172.2 years
Anna9786.8 years
Edward9375.0 years
Helen9081.1 years
Most common last names in Ashland County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16479.8 years
Anderson10479.0 years
Nelson5778.3 years
Peterson5676.8 years
Olson4878.6 years
Erickson4176.8 years
Hanson3774.8 years
Carlson3676.6 years
Larson3578.9 years
Miller3575.9 years
Businesses in Ashland County, 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 Value2
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul3
Honda1UPS4
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Ashland County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"