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Ashley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ashley had a population of 2,609 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,609
Daytime Population: Workers 412
Daytime Population: Residents 1,317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,729
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 2,564
Population in Familes 1,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 2,822
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $41,061
Average Household Income $51,362
Per Capita Income $22,998


Total Housing Units 1,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $74,151
Average Home Value $92,458


Total Households 1,149
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 687
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 -0.92% -0.56%
Households -0.91% -0.58%
Families -1.04% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 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 # 517 71st
Population Density # 475 73rd
Diversity Index # 500 72nd
Median Household Income # 1393 21st
Per Capita Income # 1319 25th

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