Ashland demographics profile

StatisticAshlandVirginiaNational
Population7,4068,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,02919191
Median age32.337.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
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.

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  • The population density in Ashland is 438% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Ashland is 15% lower than Virginia.
  • In Ashland 73.26% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Ashland 19.43% of the population is African American.
  • In Ashland 2.47% of the population is Asian.

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Ashland population breakdown by race

RaceAshlandVirginiaNational
Caucasian73.26%68.75%73.35%
African American19.43%19.21%12.63%
Asian2.47%6.05%5.22%
American Indian1.07%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.24%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.77%3.37%3.06%
Other race0.76%2.30%4.75%
In Ashland, 8.5% 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, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).