Ashland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 20,669 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 office and administrative support (13.89%), healthcare (10.39%), and sales jobs (9.16%).
The citizens of Ashland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.65% of adults in Ashland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ashland in 2010 was $24,408, 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 $97,632 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, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Ashland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.