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Ashley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ashley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.2128 and longitude -75.8995. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Ashley, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ashley, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ashley indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ashley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashley: Alberts, Coalville, Hendricksburg, Hightown, Nanticoke Junction, Newton, Peestown, Scrabbletown, Skunktown.

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Ashley, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,862
Population in Households 2,818
Population in Familes 2,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 3,096
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,269
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 759
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 408 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $74,165
Average Home Value $76,887


Median Household Income $40,909
Average Household Income $48,555
Per Capita Income $21,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.28%
Households 0.78% 0.33%
Families 0.57% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashley to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 472 73rd
Population Density1 # 408 77th
Diversity Index2 # 560 68th
Median Household Income # 1302 26th
Per Capita Income # 1260 29th

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