Ashland, Virginia Population 2024

7,901

Ashland is a city located in Hanover County Virginia. Ashland has a 2024 population of 7,901. Ashland is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,584 in 2020.

The average household income in Ashland is $85,265 with a poverty rate of 17.09%. The median age in Ashland is 31 years: 28.7 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Ashland Demographics

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

  • White: 65.3%
  • Black or African American: 21.32%
  • Other race: 6.13%
  • Two or more races: 4.94%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,097.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.18% (317)
The current population of Ashland, Virginia is 7,901 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,584.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,97465.3%
Black or African American1,62421.32%
Other race4676.13%
Two or more races3764.94%
Asian1381.81%
Native American380.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashland Population by Race

Ashland Population Pyramid 2024

Ashland Median Age

31

Total

28.7

Male

34

Female

Ashland Adults

There are 6,409 adults, (1,369 of whom are seniors) in Ashland.

Ashland Age Dependency

51.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashland Sex Ratio

Female4,18854.98%
Male3,42945.02%

Ashland Population by Age

Ashland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7242.2551.748.3
Non Family1,1811.2646.153.9
Married8992.7369.930.1
Female4303.5623.576.5
Male2143.0662.637.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2946.42%
Associates Degree3818.32%
Bachelors Degree90319.72%
Graduate Degree68114.87%
High School Graduate1,05423.01%
Less Than 9th Grade2906.33%
Some College97721.33%

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
White2,8922,6861,352
Black1,004806142
Hispanic5233480
Other Race39029118
Asian10110156
2+ Races715516
Native American14140

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 55.45%.

Ashland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$69,219$0
Graduate Degree$90,789$123,281$77,656
High School Graduate$33,500$34,474$31,818
Less Than 9th Grade$27,353$38,750$27,157
Overall$36,374$44,453$34,464
Some College$34,780$37,441$34,220

$36,374

Average Earnings

$44,453

Average Male

$34,464

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

87.55% of Ashland residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.03% of the population.

Ashland Language

Ashland Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,73346212.38%
Black1,32437027.95%
Hispanic81116620.47%
Other4676714.35%
Native382463.16%
Multiple2092311%

17.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.63%

Male Poverty Rate

15.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Native, with 63.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashland is Multiple, with 11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.56%.

Ashland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.68%
High School10.23%
Some College8.43%
Bachelors or Greater0.44%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.12%
Male Employed6.34%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ashland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,458$109,601
Households$58,904$85,265
Married Families$129,479$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,163$51,474

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ashland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

310

Number of Veterans

260

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam102
First Gulf War52
Korea40
Second Gulf War23
World War II0

Ashland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7498
75+98
35 to 5473
55 to 6428
18 to 3413

Ashland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2425.63%
Black685.34%

Ashland Veterans by Race

Ashland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

60.48%

Born in Ashland

91.76%

Native Born

8.24%

Foreign Born

6.64%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.76% of Ashland residents were born in the United States, with 60.48% having been born in Virginia. 6.64% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,298800.97%
20288,218790.97%
20278,139800.99%
20268,059790.99%
20257,980791%
20247,901791.01%
20237,822740.96%
20227,748791.03%
20217,669851.12%
20207,584-281-3.57%
20197,865410.52%
20187,824320.41%
20177,792861.12%
20167,7061512%
20157,5551822.47%
20147,373350.48%
20137,338240.33%
20127,3141251.74%
20117,189-72-0.99%
20107,26100%
20006,61975512.88%
19905,8641,22426.38%
19804,6401,70658.15%
19702,9341615.81%
19602,7731636.25%
19502,610-5,688-68.55%
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Ashland Population by Year