Ashley, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashley, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Ashley had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2016. Ashley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashley is located at latitude 38.3283 and longitude -89.1889 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The City of Ashley (GNIS ID: 2394001) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ashley is located within Township of Ashley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ashley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ashley, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 521
Population in Households 521
Population in Familes 391
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $71,802
Average Home Value $80,932


Median Household Income $38,389
Average Household Income $48,880
Per Capita Income $22,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.27%
Households -0.47% -0.26%
Families -0.11% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ashley, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashley to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 923 33rd
Population Density1 # 1103 19th
Diversity Index2 # 840 39th
Median Household Income # 1182 14th
Per Capita Income # 1054 23rd

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