Ashland, KY
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Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 21,108 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ashland is the 18th largest community in Kentucky.

Ashland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.64%), healthcare (11.88%), and sales jobs (9.86%).

One of the benefits of Ashland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Ashland who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.83% of the adults in Ashland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $24,176, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,704 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, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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