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Income/capita 18%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 9%
IndexAshlandKentuckyNational
Income per capita$24,519$24,802$29,829
Median household income$39,742$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,889$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,464$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$33,325$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$22,117$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.0%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ashland is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ashland is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ashland is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ashland is 52% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $26,492$39,742$79,484
      City
      $29,871$44,811$89,622
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Ashland median earnings by income bracket

      Ashland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.1%
      Public administration4.7%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%0.7%
      Education, health & social services17.9%47.4%
      Other24.0%27.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bellefonte, KY785$100,87582%
      Westwood city, KY608$81,75048%
      Russell, KY3,281$59,0737%
      Burlington, OH2,514$50,7758%
      Lavalette, WV1,177$49,08311%
      Ashland, KY21,294$39,74228%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Marquette, MI21,282$37,55132%
      Edgewater, FL21,306$46,02717%
      Frederickson, WA21,307$70,93528%
      East Ridge, TN21,311$39,34029%
      Klamath Falls, OR21,322$36,97733%
      Ashland, KY21,294$39,74228%
      Source: The Ashland, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).