Ashland demographics profile

StatisticAshlandKentuckyNational
Population21,2944,411,989318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,98310891
Median age39.238.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%58%55%
Speak English98%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Ashland, KY has a population of 21,294 and is the 2,043rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,983 per sq mi which is 1729% higher than the Kentucky average and 2089% higher than the national average. The median age in Ashland is 39 which is approximately 2% higher than the Kentucky average of 39. In Ashland, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 62% of Ashland residents were born in Kentucky, 36% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Ashland is 1729% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Ashland is 2% higher than Kentucky.
  • In Ashland 92.83% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Ashland 2.68% of the population is African American.
  • In Ashland 0.88% of the population is Asian.

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Ashland population breakdown by race

RaceAshlandKentuckyNational
Caucasian92.83%87.48%73.35%
African American2.68%7.94%12.63%
Asian0.88%1.29%5.22%
American Indian0.23%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.93%2.10%3.06%
Other race0.44%0.92%4.75%
In Ashland, 1.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ashland, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).