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Ashland is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The latitude of Ashland is 42.261N. The longitude is -71.463W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,674.
The Boston Marathon once started here and still passes through the community
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5% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 20% 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 $31,641, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $738. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,595.
Libraries in Ashland include Ashland Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ashland include Ashland TAB
The average commute time for Ashland workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ashland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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