Ashland, Ohio Population 2024

18,808

Ashland is a city located in Ashland County and Richland County Ohio. Ashland has a 2024 population of 18,808. It is also the county seat of Ashland County. Ashland is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,222 in 2020.

The average household income in Ashland is $67,075 with a poverty rate of 13.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ashland is 38.8 years, 36.9 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 92.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.69%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Other race: 0.4%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,666.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.15% (-414)
The current population of Ashland, Ohio is 18,808 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,222.

Ashland, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,82192.48%
Two or more races8064.18%
Black or African American3251.69%
Asian1720.89%
Other race770.4%
Native American690.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2024

Ashland Median Age

38.8

Total

36.9

Male

40.8

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 15,389 adults, (4,017 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female9,93351.55%
Male9,33748.45%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,9442.2363.636.4
Non Family3,5701.2646.453.6
Married3,3733.0484.315.7
Female8023.0155.944.1
Male1992.9553.846.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1281%
9th to 12th Grade1,0588.23%
High School Graduate5,30341.23%
Some College2,40918.73%
Associates Degree8046.25%
Bachelors Degree2,09216.26%
Graduate Degree1,0688.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ashland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,08810,9893,000
Black2752400
2+ Races23218041
Hispanic18813674
Asian14714763
Native American55550
Other Race13134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.86%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,275$47,215$33,188
Less Than 9th Grade$31,328$29,609$31,719
High School Graduate$32,708$37,601$27,465
Some College$35,149$48,623$29,000
Bachelors Degree$49,531$58,200$40,813
Graduate Degree$60,167$67,167$56,250

$38,275

Average Earnings

$47,215

Average Male

$33,188

Average Female

Ashland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ashland Language

97.58% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,2872,20713.55%
Multiple77916320.92%
Hispanic39110025.58%
Native5555100%
Asian1623521.6%
Black29662.03%

13.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.02%

Male Poverty Rate

13.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Black, with 2.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.08%.

Ashland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.72%
High School14.46%
Some College9.4%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.98%
Male Unemployed17.29%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed8.89%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,040$67,075
Families$73,075$83,935
Married Families$84,846$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,012$44,765

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,055

Number of Veterans

1,024

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam358
Second Gulf War259
First Gulf War160
Korea57
World War II11

Ashland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+303
65 to 74226
35 to 54214
55 to 64196
18 to 34116

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0517.3%
2+ Races41.06%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ashland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ashland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.4%

Born in Ashland

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.26% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 83.4% having been born in Ohio. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ashland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,290-104-0.57%
202818,394-103-0.56%
202718,497-104-0.56%
202618,601-103-0.55%
202518,704-104-0.55%
202418,808-103-0.54%
202318,911-104-0.55%
202219,015-107-0.56%
202119,122-100-0.52%
202019,222-931-4.62%
201920,153-270-1.32%
201820,423-70-0.34%
201720,493620.3%
201620,431750.37%
201520,356800.39%
201420,276-109-0.53%
201320,385-147-0.72%
201220,53210%
201120,53150.02%
201020,526-723-3.4%
200021,2491,1705.83%
199020,079-247-1.22%
198020,3264542.28%
197019,8722,45314.08%
196017,4193,13221.92%
195014,2871,83414.73%
194012,4531,31211.78%
193011,1411,89220.46%
19209,2492,45436.11%
19106,7952,70866.26%
19004,08752114.61%
18903,56656218.71%
18803,00440315.49%
18702,60100%
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Ashland Population by Year