Southern Pacific 4449 excursion train approaching Ashley, 2009
Location of Ashley in Gratiot County, Michigan
|• Total||0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||669 ft (204 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||558|
|• Density||879.7/sq mi (339.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2397997|
Ashley is a village in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 563 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the northwest corner of Elba Township. No major state trunkline goes through the village although M-57 passes to south by less than 1-mile (1.6 km). Ashley was platted in 1884.
As of the census of 2010, there were 563 people, 195 households, and 133 families residing in the village. The population density was 879.7 inhabitants per square mile (339.7 /km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 345.3 per square mile (133.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 195 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 526 people, 193 households, and 141 families residing in the village. The population density was 815.9 per square mile (317.3/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 319.5 per square mile (124.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.24% White, 0.38% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.
There were 193 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,714. About 10.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- ZIP Code Lookup, United States Post Office
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ashley, Michigan
- Walter Romig. Michigan Place Names. (Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig, not dated) p.31