Ashland, VA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Ashland?

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There are 7,478 residents in Ashland, with a median age of 30.5. Of this, 45.39% are males and 54.61% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.49% of the resident pool in Ashland, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.89%. Additionally, 7.62% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 5,682 people in Ashland currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 7,478 -4.4%
Male Population 3,394 -8.1%
Female Population 4,084 -1.1%
Male population 45.39%
Female population 54.61%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 30.5 -5.9%
Citizen US Born 6,767 -4.2%
Citizen not US Born 141 -26.9%
Not Citizen 570 1.2%
Citizen US Born 90.49%
Citizen not US Born 1.89%
Not Citizen 7.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Same County 759 4.3%
Moved from Same State 813 -24.4%
Moved from Different State 136 7.9%
Same House as Last Year 5,682 -3.1%
Moved from Same County 10.27%
Moved from Same State 11%
Moved from Different State 1.84%
Same House as Last Year 76.89%

What are the employment statistics in Ashland?

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White-collar workers make up 74.39% of the working population in Ashland, while blue-collar employees account for 25.61%. There are also 245 entrepreneurs in Ashland (6.96% of the workforce); 2,382 workers employed in private companies (67.71%); and 617 people working in governmental institutions (17.54%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,617 -10.1%
Blue Collar 901 -13.9%
White Collar 74.39%
Blue Collar 25.61%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 245 -9.9%
Private Companies 2,382 -10.6%
Governmental Workers 617 -3.4%
Not for Profit Companies 274 -28.5%
Self Employees 6.96%
Private Companies 67.71%
Governmental Workers 17.54%
Not for Profit Companies 7.79%

How many households are there in Ashland?

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There are a total of 2,660 households in Ashland, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 55.11% of these Ashland households, while non-family units account for the remaining 44.89%. Additionally, 28.35% of households have children and 71.65% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,660 -5.8%
Average People Per Household 2 0.4%
Family Households 1,466 -1.5%
Non-family Households 1,194 -10.6%
Family Households 55.11%
Non-family Households 44.89%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 754 25.7%
Households without Children 1,906 -14.3%
Households with Children 28.35%
Households without Children 71.65%

What are the median and average incomes in Ashland?

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The average annual household income in Ashland is $68,909, while the median household income sits at $55,521 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $68,909 3.9%
Median Household Income $55,521 3.8%
People below Poverty Level 992 15.5%
People above Poverty Level 5,012 -9.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Ashland?

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There are 2,995 housing units in Ashland, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1981. Of the 2,660 occupied housing units in Ashland, 51.65% are owner-occupied, while 48.35% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.17% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $233,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,004 per month in Ashland.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,995 -5.0%
Median Year Built 1981 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 365 -10.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 223 1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 182 7.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 339 11.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 316 6.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 672 -10.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 304 -34.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 330 -0.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 256 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 8 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,660 -5.8%
Owner Occupied 1,374 -11.0%
Renter Occupied 1,286 0.5%
Owner Occupied 51.65%
Renter Occupied 48.35%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 813 -8.9%
Without Mortgage 561 -14.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $233,200 2.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $0 N/A
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,004 -1.8%
With Mortgage 59.17%
Without Mortgage 40.83%

What is the level of education in Ashland?

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Approximately 29.76% of the population in Ashland holds a high school degree (that's 1,822 residents), while 34.92% have attained a college certificate (1,235 locals) and 13.42% have a bachelor's degree (822 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 301 56.0%
Some High School 1,822 -13.4%
Some College 1,235 -13.0%
Associate Degree 509 -24.5%
Bachelor's Degree 822 -11.5%
Graduate Degree 531 -11.2%
No High School 4.92%
Some High School 29.76%
Some College 34.92%
Associate Degree 8.31%
Bachelor's Degree 13.42%
Graduate Degree 8.67%

What is the marital status of Ashland residents?

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A total of 3,179 people in Ashland have never been married (which represents 49.43% of the total population), while 1,964 of them are wedded (30.54%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 245 (3.81%) and 978 (15.21%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 3,179 -10.4%
Married 1,964 -1.6%
Separated 245 111.2%
Widowed 310 -10.1%
Divorced 978 -15.2%
Never Married 49.43%
Married 30.54%
Separated 3.81%
Widowed 4.82%
Divorced 15.21%

What are the most common means of transportation in Ashland?

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The top three means of transportation people in Ashland use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 2,912 residents commute by car, 269 prefer going to work by walking and 44 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,912 -7.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 10 -52.4%
Subway or Elevated 9 N/A
Bicycle 44 -32.3%
Walk 269 -29.4%

What is the median and average household income in Ashland by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
23005 18,465 6,540 $79,476.00 $105,402.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 23005