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.