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Ashland is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community was named for the Kentucky home of statesman Henry Clay
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Ashland. For links to other places called Ashland, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ashland is 40.781N. The longitude is -76.346W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,184.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuylkill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17945 ZIP code.
31% of Ashland residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $15,036, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.
Libraries in Ashland include Ashland Public Library ... View libraries
Schuylkill 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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