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.

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 healthcare (12.07%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and sales jobs (9.92%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.92 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Ashland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.14% of adults in Ashland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $24,284, 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 $97,136 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.