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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Ashland is a town in Missouri with a population of 3,893. Ashland is in Boone County. Living in Ashland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Ashland and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ashland are above average.
About Ashland...
Population
3,893

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    128.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    25.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    897
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Ashland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,222
National
$55,322
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Ashland Reviews

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Ashland is a small town, where your last name, and athletic ability is all that matters. I like the town fine, but most people are very closed minded and only concerned if you have grown up here.
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The town has several restaurants, including three pizza places. Pizza Haus is probably the best one and the one that has been in town for the longest. There is one bar on the south side of town, and it has GREAT food! But when it comes to where people like to hang out and enjoy each other's company while watching the big game, people usually choose to have a barbecue at their own place. Some of the people around here really know their way around a burger and a grilled chicken.
The Ashland fire station is right in the middle of town, and the police headquarters are located in city hall, so they can usually react pretty quickly to situations. The city does a good job of keeping the city park and the roadsides clean, as well as making sure sewer systems are running correctly. The local laws are all fine and benefit the citizens. When it comes to government officials, it's a little bit more complicated. Recently, the Board of Alderman and the mayor went at each other trying to get everyone fired, which cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars while benefiting no one. As for state government, I think most people are happy with who has been elected.