Ashland, VA Population

Population: 6,619. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,996 (+5.7% change)
Males: 3,095 (46.8%), Females: 3,524 (53.2%)

Hanover County

Zip code: 23005

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $36,125
Median house value: $117,400

Races in Ashland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.0%)
  • Black (22.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (14.3%), Irish (12.9%), English (11.8%), United States (10.9%), Italian (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

Elevation: 221 feet

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ashland

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland town

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +258 (+4.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Ashland:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ashland:

  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: RIC)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 73 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 81 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ashland:

  • HANOVER COUNTY MUNI (about 6 miles; RICHMOND/ASHLAND, VA; Abbreviation: OFP)
  • LAKE ANNA (about 23 miles; BUMPASS, VA; Abbreviation: 7W4)
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 25 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: FCI)
Amtrak station:
ASHLAND (112 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Ashland:

  • RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,130; Location: 204 HENRY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.RMC.EDU)
  • AL’S BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 306 N SNEAD ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,906)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 18,753)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 17 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; CHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,731)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 60 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)

Schools

Public high school in Ashland:

  • PATRICK HENRY HIGH (Students: 1,586; Location: 12449 WEST PATRICK HENRY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ashland:

  • LIBERTY MIDDLE (Students: 1,163; Location: 13496 LIBERTY SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ELMONT ELEM. (Students: 434; Location: 12007 CEDAR LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JOHN M. GANDY ELEM. (Students: 380; Location: 201 ARCHIE CANNON DRIVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • HENRY CLAY ELEM. (Students: 364; Location: 310 S JAMES ST; Grades: PK – 02)
Private primary/middle school in Ashland:

  • HANOVER ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 115 FRANCES ROAD; Grades: PK – 7)