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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ashlandwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Ashland
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.