Ashland, Kentucky Population 2020

19,792
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Ashland is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 19,792, it is the 18th largest city in Kentucky and the 1874th largest city in the United States. Ashland is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -8.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,684 in 2010. Ashland reached it's highest population of 31,283 in 1960. Spanning over 11 miles, Ashland has a population density of 1,843 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ashland is $55,612 with a poverty rate of 24.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $99,300. The median age in Ashland is 38.9 years, 36.5 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males.

Ashland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ashland was:

  • White: 93.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.10%
  • Black or African American: 2.37%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ashland, Kentucky is 19,792, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,382.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,684.

Ashland, Kentucky Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020347,305-2,759-0.79%
2019350,064-2,759-0.79%
2018352,823-2,759-0.78%
2017355,582-3,179-0.89%
2016358,761-2,289-0.64%
2015361,050-1,904-0.53%
2014362,954-1,073-0.30%
2013364,027-897-0.25%
2012364,924-100-0.03%
2011365,024390.01%
2010364,9850.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,43293.32%
Two or More Races6463.10%
Black or African American4932.37%
Asian1330.64%
Some Other Race950.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.11%
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Ashland Population Pyramid 2020

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Ashland Median Age

38.9


Total

36.5


Male

41.4


Female

Ashland Adults

There are 15,998 adults, (3,798 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female

11,093

53.28%

Male

9,729

46.72%

Ashland Households and Families

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ashland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All60.4%39.6%
Male57.5%42.5%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Female38.9%61.1%

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7532.3560.4
Married3,5963.0578.8
Non Family3,3991.250.2
Female1,4003.1338.9
Male3583.1857.5

3.01

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ashland Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5363.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,0437.21%
High School Graduate4,39630.39%
Some College3,68625.48%
Associates Degree1,4089.73%
Bachelors Degree1,91613.24%
Graduate Degree1,48110.24%
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Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,63212,1793,223
Black35032528
Multiple Races239183
Hispanic13812888
Asian1149058
Native American154

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 63.77%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,314$41,306$23,369
Less Than High School$14,406$14,745$13,871
High School Grad$22,184$29,250$15,407
Some College$27,436$37,500$21,138
Bachelors Degree$41,867$60,595$31,172
Graduate Degree$55,292$56,638$53,958

$30,314

Average Earnings

$41,306

Average Male

$23,369

Average Female

Ashland Language

Ashland Language by Age

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Ashland Language

97.74% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 2.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Ashland Poverty

Ashland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,9744,55123.99%
Multiple63431549.68%
Black46914130.06%
Hispanic35211231.82%
Other954244.21%
Native231982.61%

24.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.00%

Male Poverty Rate

25.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Native, with 82.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is White, with 23.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.25%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.31%
High School21.91%
Some College20.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.39%
Male Unemployed52.07%
Female Employed12.51%
Male Employed8.92%

Ashland Income

Ashland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,446$55,612
Families$54,604$68,649
Married Families$74,227-
Non Families$19,978$33,936
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Ashland Marital Status

Ashland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashland Married by Age and Sex

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Ashland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

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Ashland Veterans

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1,552

Number of Veterans

1,401

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam466
First Gulf War343
Second Gulf War296
World War II109
Korea55
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54437
75+328
65 to 74323
55 to 64315
18 to 34149
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4809.80%
Black6416.24%
Hispanic3515.63%
2 or More83.03%

Ashland Veterans by Education

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12.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Employment Status

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.75%

Born in Kentucky

98.36%

Native Born

1.64%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.36% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 59.75% having been born in Kentucky. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,792-295-1.47%
201920,087-295-1.45%
201820,382-194-0.94%
201720,576-295-1.41%
201620,871-175-0.83%
201521,046-192-0.90%
201421,238-72-0.34%
201321,310-189-0.88%
201221,499-117-0.54%
201121,616-93-0.43%
201021,709-272-0.12%
200021,981-1,641-0.72%
199023,622-3,442-1.35%
198027,064-2,181-0.77%
197029,245-2,038-0.67%
196031,2831520.05%
195031,1311,5940.53%
194029,5374630.16%
193029,07414,3457.04%
192014,7296,0415.42%
19108,6881,8882.48%
19006,8002,6054.95%
18904,1959152.49%
18803,2800.00%