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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.


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Median household income
Local
$27,234
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashland demographic reports
Ashland is between the Logan and Mahoney mountains
Early mining town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Anthracite Mining
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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9% of Ashland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ashland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.


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

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Schuylkill 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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