Ashley, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ashley, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ashley had a population of 1,069 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 Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashley is located at latitude 41.5203 and longitude -85.0624 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ashley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Ashley are located in DeKalb County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Steuben County.

The Town of Ashley (GNIS ID: 2397441) 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 Town of Ashley is located within Township of Smithfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashley: Ashley-Hudson.

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


Total Population 1,069
Population in Households 1,069
Population in Familes 873
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 591
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 412
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $82,770
Average Home Value $109,178


Median Household Income $43,683
Average Household Income $50,084
Per Capita Income $19,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.03%
Households 1.39% 1.0%
Families 1.68% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashley to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 327 52nd
Population Density1 # 558 18th
Diversity Index2 # 326 52nd
Median Household Income # 443 35th
Per Capita Income # 579 15th

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