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Ashley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ashley had a population of 2,598 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ashley is located at latitude 41.2128 and longitude -75.8995 in Luzerne County. 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. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Borough of Ashley (GNIS ID: 1215380) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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: Alberts, Coalville, Hendricksburg, Hightown, Nanticoke Junction, Newton, Peestown, Scrabbletown, Skunktown.

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


Total Population 2,598
Population in Households 2,553
Population in Familes 1,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 2,811
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,151
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 372 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $70,078
Average Home Value $88,190


Median Household Income $38,201
Average Household Income $48,051
Per Capita Income $21,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.13% -0.76%
Households -1.03% -0.69%
Families -1.2% -0.8%
Median Household Income   -0.93%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 517 71st
Population Density1 # 475 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 526 70th
Median Household Income # 1461 17th
Per Capita Income # 1374 22nd

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