Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 21,625 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 17th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ashland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.74%), sales jobs (11.94%), and healthcare (10.34%).
Being a small city, Ashland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Ashland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ashland in 2018 was $24,652, 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 $98,608 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 English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.