Ashland County (Ohio)

Ashland County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Ashland.

  • 4.1 city
  • 4.2 municipalities
  • 4.3 townships
  • 5.1 The Ashland County Airport
  • 5.2 roads
  • 5.3 Railways
  • 6.1 Agriculture
  • 6.2 manufacturing industries
  • 6.3 services


The County is located in north-central Ohio, approximately 60 km south of Lake Erie, the southernmost of the five Great Lakes, and has an area of ​​1106 square kilometers, of which six square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the County: Lorain County, Medina County, Wayne County, Holmes County, Knox County, Richland County and Huron County.


Ashland County was the Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne County formed on 24 February 1846 parts. It was named, as well as the district capital, after which located near Lexington home of Henry Clay, a Senator from Kentucky.

Land use

In the north, a watershed of continental importance by the area of Ashland County runs. Here and in the middle of the relief is hilly, intersected by gullies and many smaller watercourses. The predominant land use is agricultural country Adjacent to it is also expanding settlements such as the city of Ashland (Ohio ) and a few other places. This is crossed by a diagonal from northwest to southeast broad floodplain with a number of watercourses.

Further south is a transition zone of the Agricultural north to the wooded south of the county. This zone consists of agricultural land, nature and recreational areas and is inhabited total thin.

Around 23 percent of Ashland County is covered by forest, most of it lies in the south ( Hanover Township ).


The continental watershed between the water system of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence to the north and dewatered in a generally southern direction over Muskingum and Ohio River river system of the Mississippi. About the Mohican River, the majority of the county is part of the drainage system of Ohio. Only the extreme northern part of the drainage system of the sizes lakes.

A number usually incurred as a result of the last ice age lakes shapes the image of Ohio. In Ashland County you will find a number of such waters that are ecological and touristic of considerable value.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Ashland County 52 523 people in 19,524 households and 14,018 families. The population density was 48 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.54 percent White, 0.81 percent African American, 0.11 percent Native American, 0.55 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.21 percent from other races groups; 0.76 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.65 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 19,524 households out of which 32.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.5 percent were married couples living together, 8.5 percent were single mothers, 28.2 percent were non-families, 24.0 percent of all households and 10.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.7 percent population under 18 years, 10.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.5 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 39,179, and the median income for a family was $ 46,306. Males have a median income of $ 32,585, women $ 22,334. The per capita income was $ 17,308. 7.1 percent of families and 9.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 13.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 7.5 percent of those 65 years.

Places in Ashland County


The city of Ashland is merely an urban settlement in Ashland County. In addition, the area is essentially rural in nature.


The following local authorities ( municipalities ) are located in Adams County:

  • Bailey Lakes
  • Hayesville
  • Jeromesville
  • Loudonville
  • Mifflin
  • Perryville
  • Polk
  • Savannah


  • Clear Creek Township
  • Green Township
  • Hanover Township
  • Jackson Township
  • Lake Township
  • Mifflin Township
  • Milton Township
  • Mohican Township
  • Montgomery Township
  • Orange Township
  • Perry Township
  • Ruggles Township
  • Sullivan Township
  • Troy Township
  • Vermillion Township


The Ashland County Airport

The Ashland County Airport, the county has a connection to the air traffic at the regional and national air traffic. The airport has two runways, one in the north-south, one in the east-west direction, each 1067 x 23 m.

The number of aircraft movements at the airport was 2006/2007 on average 135 daily. Mostly it involves offs and landings of sport - and small airplanes.

Interstate 71, a major axis connecting the centers of Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati runs from northeast to southwest through Ashland County. The city of Ashland is served by Interstate 71. In addition, the County is crossed by a number of other roads of regional and national importance. A successive expansion of infrastructure is constantly being pushed forward.


Three railway lines connect Ashland county and surrounding regions:

  • The line of CSX Transportation crosses the Ashland County in east-west direction through the northern townships.
  • The line of CIC Railroad, also known as the Ashland Railroad, crosses Ashland County diagonally and binds the main town ( county seat ) Ashland ( Ohio) to the railway network at. This railway line is owned by the local community Improvement Corporation.
  • The third line finally is a range of Norfolk Southern Railway through the towns of Loudonville and Perryville in the south of the County.


The economy in Ashland County has a generally modern character. Agriculture employs only a small part of the workforce and is highly mechanized and mechanized. The manufacturing sector, the service sector has the rank of the main industrial sector expired and employs more workers than the manufacturing sector. Business Services (service industries ) are clearly significant compared to public services.


Ashland County, except for the city of Ashland, is rural in many areas. However, the value and the number of employees far less important than in manufacturing and service sectors.

Manufacturing industries

In 1997, 98 plants produced in the manufacturing sector goods worth 1.757517 billion U.S. dollars. Salaries totaling 215 730 U.S. dollars were paid to 7,135 workers and employees. Major industries are plastics processing (8 companies ), mechanical engineering (13) and the paper industry (6).


The service sector is the most important sector in Ashland County. Trade shows most firms; Retail (183 businesses) and wholesale (47 ) are important employers, apart from the trader together employ approximately 2,500 people and 1997 together more than 430 million U.S. dollars transpose.

In addition, the sector catering ( food services) with 102 companies and 1,440 employees plays an essential role. In 1997, 40.7 million U.S. dollars have been converted here.

Social and medical services employed in 1997 in 83 farms 851 labor force. With annual revenues of 37.5 million U.S. dollars, about half is attributable to labor costs ( 18.6 million U.S. dollars).

Also of significant importance are the property sector and the range of high-quality academic and technical services in the Ashland County.

About Financial and insurance services diene and public service can make no detailed information. In the state of Ohio in 1997 to account for this sector over a quarter of a million employees.