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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Ashland is a town in Ohio with a population of 20,348. Ashland is in Ashland County. Living in Ashland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ashland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ashland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ashland are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Ashland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,491.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Ashland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,218
National
$55,322
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Ashland Reviews

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No middle of the road here. You live on one side of the tracks or the other. Very cliquish town. Serious crime has reared its head: meth houses and murders, including at least two committed by a convicted serial killer. Drugs are prevalent in Ashland. Job opportunities come and go. Very few career opportunities here. Most commute for that sort of thing. Taxis by appointment and sometimes you have a long wait for a cab. No public busses, no transport on holidays. Rent is expensive for what you get.
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Ashland is a growing town. It is slowing getting better paying jobs and more businesses are interested in it. We also have a growing drug problem here, as does most of Ohio. Its very unfortunate. It's even more depressing when you see drug deals or people doing drugs and you call it in and the cops asks you "how do you know its drugs". They would rather stay in the parking lot they're sitting in watching videos on their phone than check on some suspicious activity.
I moved to Ashland two years ago. This town has everything that you need plus easy access to I-71. Ashland is in Amish Country and the outskirts of the city are very rural. Ashland county has many walking trails and parks. A college town that offers a wide variety of activities and and many opportunities for experiencing the sights and tastes of the country life is just outside the city limits. Within minutes you can be visiting Grandpa's Village, Sweeties Candy Shop, The Flour Barrel, and many other shops and boutiques that offer a wide variety of local crafts and decor for sale.