Ashland, KY

Ashland profile

Living in Ashland

Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 20,146 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 18th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Ashland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ashland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashland who work in office and administrative support (12.45%), management occupations (10.30%), and sales jobs (9.89%).

The population of Ashland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ashland, 23.65% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2018 was $24,096, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,384 for a family of four. However, Ashland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ashland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ashland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ashland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.