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Ashland, Ohio

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Ashland is a city located in Ashland County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 21,249. It is the county seat of Ashland CountyTemplate:GR, and the center of the Ashland Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003). It was incorporated in 1916. The city is governed by a mayor, William E. Strine, and a five-person city council.

Geography

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Location of Ashland, Ohio

Ashland is located at 40°52'1" North, 82°18'55" West (40.867016, -82.315146)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.9 km² (10.4 mi²). 26.8 km² (10.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.38% water.

The city contains 85.6 miles of streets, 24 traffic signals, one hospital, one fire station, one police station, and five parks. The city is also home to Ashland University which is historically related to the Brethren Church.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 21,249 people, 8,327 households, and 5,262 families residing in the city. The population density is 791.9/km² (2,051.5/mi²). There are 8,870 housing units at an average density of 330.6/km² (856.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.35% White, 1.19% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,327 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% are non-families. 31.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,250, and the median income for a family is $42,755. Males have a median income of $33,634 versus $21,781 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,760. 10.5% of the population and 7.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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