Ashland, Virginia Population 2021

7,979
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Ashland is a city located in Hanover County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 7,979, it is the 44th largest city in Virginia and the 3636th largest city in the United States . Ashland is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 10.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,225 in 2010. Ashland reached it's highest population of 7,979 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Ashland has a population density of 1,109 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ashland is $67,290 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $992 per month, and the median house value is $191,900. The median age in Ashland is 33.2 years, 28.9 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 70.35%
  • Black or African American: 21.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Other race: 3.19%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Ashland, Virginia is 7,979 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,823.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,225.

Ashland, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,45270.35%
Black or African American1,65321.33%
Two or More Races2593.34%
Some Other Race2473.19%
Asian841.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.31%
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Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid $2021

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Ashland Median Age

33.2


Total

28.9


Male

36


Female

Ashland Adults

There are 6,495 adults, (1,254 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

47.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female

3,920

50.58%

Male

3,830

49.42%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ashland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All51.3%48.7%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female43.6%56.4%
Male25.4%74.6%

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ashland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7982.2651.3
Non Family1,2641.2843.6
Married9002.9971.7
Female4332.9743.6
Male2013.6425.4

2.98

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Ashland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2495.45%
9th to 12th Grade4108.98%
High School Graduate1,46432.05%
Some College80817.69%
Associates Degree2545.56%
Bachelors Degree77116.88%
Graduate Degree61213.40%
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Ashland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9202,5551,144
Black1,005878169
Hispanic52135612
Other Race18411912
2+ Races12512336
Asian383822
Native American1818

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 57.89%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,417$41,042$38,288
Less Than 9th Grade$21,732$36,711$21,009
High School Graduate$27,398$33,750$25,294
Some College$34,095$28,869$39,896
Bachelors Degree$59,792$77,813$49,423
Graduate Degree$60,798$83,929$52,303

$39,417

Average Earnings

$41,042

Average Male

$38,288

Average Female

Ashland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashland Language by Age

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Ashland Language

87.72% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 12.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.20% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,86850513.06%
Black1,48915110.14%
Hispanic93213314.27%
Other247187.29%
Native311341.94%
Asian38821.05%

12.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.57%

Male Poverty Rate

12.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Native, with 41.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Other, with 7.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.57%.

Ashland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.29%
Some College13.80%
High School12.79%
Bachelors or Greater0.73%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.95%
Male Employed9.41%
Female Employed5.83%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,000$67,290
Families$74,167$89,449
Married Families$92,679-
Non Families$31,474$37,086
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Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

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 Marital Status

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430

Number of Veterans

377

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam138
First Gulf War114
Second Gulf War92
Korea20
World War II11

Ashland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54145
75+102
65 to 7486
55 to 6464
18 to 3433

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3096.67%
Black644.89%
2+ Races4521.43%
Hispanic121.94%
Other Race125.63%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

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14.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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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60.92%

Born in Ashland

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

5.65%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.68% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 60.92% having been born in Virginia. 5.65% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,979520.66%
20207,927520.66%
20197,875520.66%
20187,823360.46%
20177,787871.13%
20167,7001471.95%
20157,5531822.47%
20147,371370.50%
20137,334210.29%
20127,3131261.75%
20117,187-74-1.02%
20107,2616420.93%
20006,6197551.22%
19905,8641,2242.37%
19804,6401,7064.69%
19702,9341610.57%
19602,7731630.61%
19502,6100.00%

Ashland Population by Year