Latest Data (2017)
Population 20,669
Nationwide Rank 1772

Quick Facts

Ashland, Kentucky is the 1,772nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Ashland, Kentucky is a city.

Ashland, Kentucky is currently 12.6% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Ashland, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Ashland, Kentucky Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1762 DeBary, Florida 20,784 33.2%
1763 Plainview, Texas 20,767 -7.0%
1764 Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 20,762 29.0%
1765 Pleasantville, New Jersey 20,732 9.1%
1766 Ferguson, Missouri 20,728 -7.3%
1767 Lomita, California 20,707 3.1%
1768 Agoura Hills, California 20,692 0.0%
1769 Adrian, Michigan 20,689 -7.1%
1770 Bonney Lake, Washington 20,675 74.1%
1771 Murphy, Texas 20,673 495.5%
1772 Ashland, Kentucky 20,669 -5.6%
1773 Waukee, Iowa 20,649 269.9%
1774 Gardner, Massachusetts 20,640 -0.9%
1775 Marquette, Michigan 20,629 -0.2%
1776 Lebanon, Ohio 20,622 19.9%
1777 Sidney, Ohio 20,614 1.3%
1778 Battle Ground, Washington 20,576 104.9%
1779 Golden, Colorado 20,571 19.5%
1780 Lockport, New York 20,569 -7.4%
1781 Universal City, Texas 20,532 41.9%
1782 Kinston, North Carolina 20,509 -13.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
943 Covington 40,455 -5.8%
1087 Richmond 35,397 27.7%
1138 Georgetown 33,660 81.6%
1185 Florence 32,305 36.1%
1234 Hopkinsville 30,789 2.0%
1247 Nicholasville 30,553 46.5%
1265 Elizabethtown 30,023 32.7%
1317 Henderson 28,657 4.3%
1358 Independence 27,634 82.0%
1359 Frankfort 27,621 -0.5%
1372 Jeffersontown 27,395 3.3%
1510 Paducah 24,941 -5.0%
1653 Radcliff 22,576 2.2%
1772 Ashland 20,669 -5.6%
1886 Murray 19,200 25.8%
1897 Madisonville 19,067 -1.3%
1912 Erlanger 18,840 12.8%
1945 Winchester 18,486 10.4%
1973 St. Matthews 18,139 4.7%
2090 Danville 16,735 8.1%
2146 Fort Thomas 16,263 -1.3%
2186 Shelbyville 15,872 55.5%
2192 Shively 15,800 6.0%
2215 Berea 15,597 37.6%
2272 Newport 15,033 -11.7%
2315 Mount Washington 14,554 67.0%
2337 Glasgow 14,362 9.5%
2497 Bardstown 13,165 21.8%
2645 Shepherdsville 12,260 44.0%
2776 Lyndon 11,485 13.7%
2789 Somerset 11,423 0.0%
2790 Campbellsville 11,415 9.0%
2806 Lawrenceburg 11,318 23.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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