Ashland, WI

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2020 Population
7,841
0.646% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.8
3.72% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22%
8.45% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$40,199
5.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$110,300
2.41% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,879
0.793% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Ashland, WI had a population of 7.84k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $40,199. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ashland, WI declined from 7,892 to 7,841, a −0.646% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,222 to $40,199, a 5.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in Ashland, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Ashland, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland, WI are Northland College (127 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Ashland, WI was $110,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Ashland, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ashland, WI is home to a population of 7.84k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.65% of Ashland, WI residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Ashland, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 510 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Ashland, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland, WI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.49k ± 175
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    510 ± 146
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    319 ± 124
3.47%
Hispanic Population
272 people

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Ashland, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 510 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 319 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.47% of the people in Ashland, WI are hispanic (272 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ashland, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
129 people
1.61%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
127 people

As of 2020, 1.65% of Ashland, WI residents (129 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland, WI was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    212 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    55 ± 46
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    53 ± 45

Ashland, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ashland, WI employs 3.88k people. The largest industries in Ashland, WI are Manufacturing (612 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), and Retail Trade (529 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($63,512), Finance & Insurance ($46,458), and Construction ($45,658).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.88k
2020 Value
± 365
−0.793%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ashland, WI declined at a rate of −0.793%, from 3.91k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (496 people), Sales & Related Occupations (378 people), and Production Occupations (358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.88k
2020 Value
± 365
−0.793%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ashland, WI declined at a rate of −0.793%, from 3.91k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland, WI, are Manufacturing (612 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), and Retail Trade (529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland, WI, though some of these residents may live in Ashland, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,569
Median earning men ± $6,296
$21,621
Median earning women ± $4,250

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,205), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,211), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,759), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,664), and Manufacturing ($31,612).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Ashland, WI awarded 127 degrees. The student population of Ashland, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 263 male students and 307 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland, WI are White (105 and 91.3%), followed by Two or More Races (4 and 3.48%), Black or African American (3 and 2.61%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Ashland, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northland College (127 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ashland, WI are General Business Administration & Management (16 and 12.6%), General Biological Sciences (13 and 10.2%), and Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 and 9.45%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland, WI for private four year colleges is $37,078.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Ashland, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 570 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 570 students enrolled in Ashland, WI, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 383 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majors awarded
  2. 13 degree-majors awarded
  3. 12 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ashland, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
127 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northland College with 127 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland, WI, which is 0.716 times less than the 74 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 105 degrees mean that there were 26.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,078) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,518) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

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The median property value in Ashland, WI was $110,300 in 2020, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $107,700 to $110,300, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland, WI is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ashland, WI have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland, WI is $40,199. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Ashland, WI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $58,239, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9508, with respective values of $46,477 and $42,188.

Property

$110,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,076
$1,914
Median Property Taxes
±$230

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ashland, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2020
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.9% of the housing units in Ashland, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9508

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland, WI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $58,239, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9508, with respective values of $46,477 and $42,188.

The following map shows all of the places in Ashland, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,199
Median Household Income
± $4,749
3.31k
Number of Households
± 341

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.31k households in Ashland, WI grew to $40,199 from the previous year's value of $38,222.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.7%)
  2. Walked (11%)
  3. Carpooled (8.03%)

In 2020, 72.7% of workers in Ashland, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11%) and those who carpooled to work (8.03%).

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Commute Time

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland, WI have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Ashland, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ashland, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ashland, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland, WI (1.6k out of 7.28k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland, WI is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.2% of the population of Ashland, WI has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wisconsin was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, WI see 624 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.645% increase from the previous year (620 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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624 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ashland County, WI

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, WI see an average of 624 patients per year. This represents a 0.645% increase from the previous year (620 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ashland County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.79%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
24.6%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland, WI declined by 18.4% from 5.87% to 4.79%.

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