Ashley, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashley, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Ashley had a population of 496 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Ashley, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 496
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 449
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,965
Average Household Income $53,679
Per Capita Income $24,452


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $73,494
Average Home Value $82,716


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.94% -0.82%
Households -0.93% -0.72%
Families -0.78% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 2018 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 # 937 32nd
Population Density # 1111 19th
Diversity Index # 863 37th
Median Household Income # 1114 19th
Per Capita Income # 995 27th

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