B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$595
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Ashland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    688
    1
  • Theft
    4,008
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,208
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Ashland Reviews

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There aren't too many new, interesting places to eat. Everything always looks dirty. There are so many unoccupied old businesses and absolutely nothing for young adults to do!
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My experience in Ashland, Kentucky is that this place is full of food and education. If you are hungry for either an education and a good career, or maybe just a quick bite to eat, then look no further...This small city of 20,000 plus is just what you're looking for. Perhaps you are looking for a good place to retire? This is the place...
I love my hometown of Ashland! I wish something could be done to help the drug addicts. I hate to see what is happening to this little town because of drugs.