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Ashland is a town in Hanover County, in the Richmond metro area.

The community was named for Henry Clay's estate in Kentucky

The latitude of Ashland is 37.758N. The longitude is -77.48W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 213 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,876.


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Median household income
Local
$36,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Founded as a health resort.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
A local girl, daughter of the Sheltons, is said to have been the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe's "Lenore."
Nearby parks & recreation: New River Trail State Park
Ashland attractions: Kings Dominion
Colleges and universities: Randolph-Macon College

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashland was $16,932, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Ashland include Ashland Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $968.


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Libraries in Ashland include Ashland Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ashland include Hanover Herald-Progress

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Hanover County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashland political report.

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The average commute time for Ashland workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ashland include Ashland Days Inn, Ashland Travelodge, Econo Lodge King's Dominion South, Holiday Inn Express Suites North, Microtel Inn & Suites Ashland, Quality Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Super 8.

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