Ashland, VA has a population of 7,406 and is the 4,973rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,029 per sq mi which is 438% higher than the Virginia average and 1036% higher than the national average. The median age in Ashland is 32 which is approximately 15% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Ashland, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 61% of Ashland residents were born in Virginia, 30% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.