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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Ashtabula is a town in Ohio with a population of 18,243. Ashtabula is in Ashtabula County. Living in Ashtabula offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Ashtabula and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Ashtabula 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Ashtabula

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,338
National
$55,322
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Ashtabula Reviews

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Growing up here was great. I experienced so much safety, love and comfort. Not to mention a breathtaking landscape. From the sparkling waters and peaceful beaches of Lake Erie to the forested ridges and river valleys streaming alone the horizon. I observed an evolving society, growing from the foundations of immigrant families with strong traditions and the small-town values that are the American Dream. You can find the bad in any place, but when you look for the right things, my home is a unique place, full of wonderful, talented people. And it deserves to be seen and recognized as a place where anyone has the chance to grow.
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Ashtabula isn’t as bad as people make it sound, it’s actually a very nice city to go to and it’s not all “hood” or anything like that. It’s a small town with small opportunities, if you don’t like it then just move.
Ashtabula has a lot of potential but struggles with commitment from residents to invest. We have an exceptional view of Lake Erie but it is not adequately used. One street in Ashtabula offers many restaurants and shops. Outside of this area, many of the neighborhoods seem dirty, poor, and neglected. There are people in the community who want change and are trying to improve the conditions but they receive a lot of negativity and resistance to change.