Latest Data (2018)
Population 20,382
Nationwide Rank 1802

Quick Facts

Ashland, Kentucky is the 1,802nd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Ashland, Kentucky is a city.

Ashland, Kentucky is currently 13.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Ashland, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Ashland, Kentucky Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1792 Lomita, California 20,521 2.1%
1793 Sidney, Ohio 20,516 0.8%
1794 Columbia Heights, Minnesota 20,503 10.6%
1795 Dixon, California 20,497 27.0%
1796 Agoura Hills, California 20,472 -1.0%
1797 Plainview, Texas 20,442 -8.4%
1798 Lockport, New York 20,434 -8.0%
1799 Adrian, Michigan 20,423 -8.3%
1800 Ashland, Ohio 20,423 -3.8%
1801 Rolla, Missouri 20,390 23.6%
1802 Ashland, Kentucky 20,382 -6.9%
1803 Pleasantville, New Jersey 20,376 7.2%
1804 Mokena, Illinois 20,375 38.2%
1805 American Canyon, California 20,359 105.4%
1806 Libertyville, Illinois 20,359 -2.1%
1807 Elko, Nevada 20,341 19.7%
1808 Portsmouth, Ohio 20,340 -2.5%
1809 Mountain Brook, Alabama 20,306 -2.3%
1810 Tukwila, Washington 20,294 18.2%
1811 Warrensburg, Missouri 20,262 23.4%
1812 Havelock, North Carolina 20,232 -9.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
958 Covington 40,366 -6.0%
1082 Richmond 35,894 29.5%
1120 Georgetown 34,395 85.6%
1184 Florence 32,479 36.8%
1233 Hopkinsville 31,026 2.8%
1241 Nicholasville 30,829 47.9%
1269 Elizabethtown 30,157 33.3%
1332 Henderson 28,432 3.5%
1343 Independence 28,109 85.1%
1349 Jeffersontown 27,997 5.5%
1363 Frankfort 27,679 -0.3%
1520 Paducah 24,850 -5.4%
1640 Radcliff 22,952 3.9%
1802 Ashland 20,382 -6.9%
1888 Murray 19,348 26.8%
1912 Erlanger 18,946 13.4%
1923 Madisonville 18,833 -2.5%
1949 Winchester 18,577 11.0%
1974 St. Matthews 18,199 5.1%
2093 Danville 16,804 8.5%
2144 Fort Thomas 16,364 -0.6%
2159 Shelbyville 16,246 59.2%
2209 Berea 15,787 39.3%
2210 Shively 15,781 5.9%
2282 Newport 15,020 -11.7%
2315 Mount Washington 14,705 68.8%
2342 Glasgow 14,424 9.9%
2514 Bardstown 13,164 21.8%
2630 Shepherdsville 12,383 45.4%
2791 Somerset 11,486 0.6%
2793 Lyndon 11,483 13.7%
2794 Lawrenceburg 11,479 25.2%
2806 Campbellsville 11,411 9.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 20,382 1,802
2017 20,669 1,772
2016 21,038 1,728
2015 21,108 1,715
2014 21,335 1,687
2013 21,407 1,669
2012 21,506 1,648
2011 21,629 1,633
2010 21,684 1,615
2009 21,289 1,627
2008 21,318 1,620
2007 21,361 1,605
2006 21,332 1,599
2005 21,241 1,573
2004 21,404 1,551
2003 21,608 1,517
2002 21,642 1,504
2001 21,783 1,478
2000 21,907 1,455
1990 23,656 1,172