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Ashley, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ashley had a population of 1,060 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashley: Ashley-Hudson.

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Ashley, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,060
Daytime Population: Workers 1,283
Daytime Population: Residents 483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,766
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.67
Population in Households 1,060
Population in Familes 864
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 586
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,444
Average Household Income $51,714
Per Capita Income $19,935


Total Housing Units 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $83,048
Average Home Value $111,484


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 280
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 1.05% 0.85%
Households 1.09% 0.87%
Families 1.3% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 2017 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 # 326 52nd
Population Density # 560 18th
Diversity Index # 326 52nd
Median Household Income # 459 33rd
Per Capita Income # 589 14th

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