Profile for Ashland, Kentucky, KY
13th St., looking South from Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY
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Ashland is a city in Boyd County.
Ashland is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named after the estate of Henry Clay in Lexington, KY.
The latitude of Ashland is 38.478N. The longitude is -82.638W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,491.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Ashland is on the Ohio River.
Developed by the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Mfg Company. Later became known for the Ashland Oil Refinery.
Public transportation: Ashland Bus System (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 122. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Naomi and Wynonna Judd, singers
· Noah Adams, writer and National Public Radio host
Local festivals include:
- Boyd County Fair - Aug. 14-18, 2007
- Brass Band Festival - June 2, 2007
- Poage Landing Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ashland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Central Park
Historic sites and museums: Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
Colleges and universities:
Ashland Community and Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
I was born in Ashland, Kentucky, a medium-sized steel mill town in the northeastern corner of the state, at the edge of Appalachia. Our house was five blocks away from the Ohio River, which then ran muddy and oily, hidden away behind a firewall, with tugboats pushing coal barges out of West Virginia.
-- Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
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Ancestry & family history
16% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $19,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Ashland festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Boyd County Fair - A
- Poage Landing Days - S
- Brass Band Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $708.
Libraries in Ashland include Boyd County Public Library, Summit Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ashland include Daily Independent
TV stations in Ashland include WKAS, WTSF.
Boyd County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashland political report.
The average commute time for Ashland workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 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 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Ashland include Ashland Days Inn, Best Western River Cities, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Knights Inn, Quality Inn Ashland.
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“ I was born in Ashland, Kentucky, a medium-sized steel mill town in the northeastern corner of the state, at the edge of Appalachia. Our house was five blocks away from the Ohio River, which then ran muddy and oily, hidden away behind a firewall, with tugboats pushing coal barges out of West Virginia. ”
~ Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
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