Ashland is a city in Saunders County, Nebraska. Its population at the 2000 census was 2,262.
The city benefits by its proximity to Interstate 80 and the cities of Omaha and Lincoln, and is on its way to becoming a "bedroom community" for these cities, though it still retains its rural character. The growth of the city let to a corresponding boom in construction activities.
Major employers in this region include Innovative Laboratory Systems, Linoma Software, the Nebraska Army National Guard Training Center, and Trade Well Pallet.
The population predominantly comprises White Americans.