Ashland County, WI

15,936 Population
1,045 square miles 15.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
15.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.6%
was 55.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.1%
was 1.0%
 
Percent Under 18
22.7%
was 22.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.5%
was 17.0%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 6.3
Ranked 24th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
15.4%
was 15.7%
 
Median Household Income
$40,297
was $39,381
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,238
Ranked 7th Highest in WI
Patents per 100,000
31
Ranked 18th Highest in WI

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 17th Highest in WI
Violent Crimes per 100,000
56.7
was 87.4
Ranked 20th Highest in WI
Property Crimes per 100,000
201.5
was 256.0
Ranked 62nd Highest in WI

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,612
was 9,625
 
Median Rent
$624
was $614
 
Total Building Permits
12
was 16
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,670
was 6,718
 
Homeownership Rate
69.1%
was 69.3%
 
Single Family Building Permits
12
was 14
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
9.2
was 9.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
58.8%
was 58.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.2
was 1.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.7
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.8%
was 97.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.6%
was 92.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.2%
was 23.2%
 

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