Ashland 87 Exceptional
Ashland Livability #134 ranked city in Ohio#741 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas
A+ Ashland Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Ashland Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Ohio
8713% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ashland cost of living
A Ashland Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,66929% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6029% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Ashland crime
D Ashland Employment Household income is 22% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$39,41729% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,89727% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Ashland employment
B Ashland Housing Home value is 25% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$99,40046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$68028% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Ashland real estate or Ashland rentals
B+ Ashland Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
63%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Ashland K-12 schools
A- Ashland User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Ashland
Overall user rating
77% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
63% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
86% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Ashland, OH

      Ashland is a mid-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 20,419 people. The majority of Ashland residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Ashland. With average one way commute time of only 20 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Ashland, Ohio could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Ashland and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, employment and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 84/100, Ashland is ranked #470 in the United States and #79 in Ohio. Compared to the national average, Ashland ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Ashland also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Ashland ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), cost of living (A-), education (A+) and housing (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Ashland. The following was graded with a discouraging score: weather (D) and employment (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ashland, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Ashland gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 122 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      The average school test scores in Ashland are 76%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Ashland has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Assuming that Ashland meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Ashland. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Ashland are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Ashland come in at $99,400, which is 24.6% lower than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Ashland, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Ohio average.

      Ashland transportation information

      Average one way commute20min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.6%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.8%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk6.6%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Ashland, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).