Ashland, Virginia Population 2020

8,022
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Ashland is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 8,022, it is the 44th largest city in Virginia and the 3620th largest city in the United States. Ashland is currently growing at a rate of 1.15% annually and its population has increased by 11.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,225 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Ashland has a population density of 1,114 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ashland is $69,833 with a poverty rate of 19.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $979 per month, and the median house value is $180,600. The median age in Ashland is 33.3 years, 29 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 74.77%
  • Black or African American: 20.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Other race: 0.25%
The current population of Ashland, Virginia is 8,022, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,840.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,225.

Ashland, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,72474.77%
Black or African American1,58620.72%
Two or More Races1582.06%
Asian1231.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.29%
Some Other Race190.25%
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Ashland Population Pyramid 2020

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Ashland Median Age

33.3


Total

29


Male

34.8


Female

Ashland Adults

There are 6,321 adults, (1,206 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female

4,075

53.23%

Male

3,580

46.77%

Ashland Households and Families

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ashland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
Male61.5%38.5%
All52.1%47.9%
Female45.4%54.6%
Non Family43.3%56.7%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7272.2852.1
Non Family1,3011.3143.3
Married9293.2966.4
Female4012.9745.4
Male962.961.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ashland Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2475.62%
9th to 12th Grade3517.98%
High School Graduate1,46133.23%
Some College83518.99%
Associates Degree2235.07%
Bachelors Degree69715.86%
Graduate Degree58213.24%
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Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9022,5531,051
Black1,001883161
Hispanic39826827
Multiple Races525121
Asian343419
Other Race1966
Native American99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.88%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,877$39,125$33,634
Less Than High School$21,285$35,350$20,469
High School Grad$26,709$27,049$26,050
Some College$32,458$31,667$32,829
Bachelors Degree$66,250$95,625$52,554
Graduate Degree$62,833$73,654$52,353

$35,877

Average Earnings

$39,125

Average Male

$33,634

Average Female

Ashland Language

Ashland Language by Age

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Ashland Language

89.76% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 10.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

Ashland Poverty

Ashland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,74955514.80%
Hispanic86842448.85%
Black1,3831359.76%
Asian876271.26%
Multiple1103733.64%
Native221359.09%
Islander44100.00%

19.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Black, with 9.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.26%
High School13.54%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater0.71%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.37%
Male Employed14.60%
Female Employed9.29%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ashland Income

Ashland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,216$69,833
Families$73,387$92,428
Married Families$96,685-
Non Families$30,352$42,304
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Ashland Marital Status

Ashland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

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Ashland Veterans

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380

Number of Veterans

350

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam130
Second Gulf War95
First Gulf War75
Korea15
World War II14
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54120
65 to 7499
75+86
55 to 6447
18 to 3428
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2836.05%
Black584.28%
2 or More3331.13%
Hispanic61.25%
Other631.58%

Ashland Veterans by Education

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11.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Employment Status

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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58.12%

Born in Virginia

92.29%

Native Born

7.71%

Foreign Born

4.26%

Non Citizen

3.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.29% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 58.12% having been born in Virginia. 4.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,022911.15%
20197,931911.16%
20187,840520.67%
20177,788911.18%
20167,6971491.97%
20157,5481822.47%
20147,366340.46%
20137,332220.30%
20127,3101251.74%
20117,185-73-1.01%
20107,2586390.93%
20006,6197551.22%
19905,8641,2242.37%
19804,6401,7064.69%
19702,9341610.57%
19602,7731630.61%
19502,6100.00%