Ashland, Kentucky Population 2022

21,613
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Ashland is a city located in Boyd County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 21,613, it is the 18th largest city in Kentucky and the 2137th largest city in the United States. Ashland is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,625 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Ashland has a population density of 2,013 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ashland is $57,648 with a poverty rate of 21.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $101,900. The median age in Ashland is 39.3 years, 36.7 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ashlandwas:

  • White: 92.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.59%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ashland, Kentucky is 21,613 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,625.

Ashland, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Ashland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2022

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Ashland Median Age

40.5


Total

38.6


Male

42.3


Female

Ashland Adults

There are 15,892 adults, (3,952 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female

11,088

54.22%

Male

9,361

45.78%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ashland Household Types

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ashland Households and Families

2.98

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Ashland Households by Type

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Ashland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 89.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.48%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,882

Average Earnings

$34,923

Average Male

$27,860

Average Female

Ashland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashland Language by Age

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Ashland Language

97.61% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 2.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

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21.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.88%

Male Poverty Rate

22.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is White, with 20.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Hispanic, with 7.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.19%.

Ashland Poverty

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Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,434

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ashland Veterans by War

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Ashland Veterans by Age

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Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

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12.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Ashland Employment by Age

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Ashland Employment by Race

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Ashland Employment by Education

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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62.04%

Born in Ashland

97.70%

Native Born

2.30%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.70% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 62.04% having been born in Kentucky. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ashland Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Ashland Population by Year