Ashland, KY has a population of 21,551 and is the 1,975th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,006 per sq mi which is 1725% higher than the Kentucky average and 2114% higher than the national average. The median age in Ashland is 42 which is approximately 10% higher than the Kentucky average of 38. In Ashland, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 64% of Ashland residents were born in Kentucky, 33% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.