Ashley, North Dakota

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Ashley, North Dakota
City
Ashley, North Dakota - Laundromat and Ash Theatre.jpg
Motto: Proud Past...Moving Toward A...Vibrant Future"
ND McIntosh County Ashley.svg
Coordinates: 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361Coordinates: 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McIntosh
Government
 • Mayor Kent Lovell
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,014 ft (614 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 749
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 726
 • Density 1,170.3/sq mi (451.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58413
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-03540
GNIS feature ID 1027755[4]
Website http://www.ashley-nd.com/

Ashley is a city in and the county seat of McIntosh County, North Dakota, United States.[5] The population was 749 at the 2010 census.[6] Ashley was founded in 1888.

Geography and climate[edit]

Ashley is located at 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361 (46.034894, -99.373714).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate data for Ashley, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 22.0
(−5.6)
27.3
(−2.6)
38.6
(3.7)
55.5
(13.1)
67.2
(19.6)
76.0
(24.4)
83.1
(28.4)
81.7
(27.6)
71.2
(21.8)
57.1
(13.9)
39.1
(3.9)
25.2
(−3.8)
53.7
(12.1)
Average low °F (°C) 1.9
(−16.7)
7.0
(−13.9)
18.3
(−7.6)
30.3
(−0.9)
43.0
(6.1)
52.9
(11.6)
58.2
(14.6)
55.5
(13.1)
45.2
(7.3)
32.3
(0.2)
18.9
(−7.3)
6.4
(−14.2)
30.8
(−0.7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.36
(9.1)
0.41
(10.4)
0.90
(22.9)
1.38
(35.1)
2.93
(74.4)
3.48
(88.4)
3.07
(78)
2.62
(66.5)
1.93
(49)
1.65
(41.9)
0.54
(13.7)
0.34
(8.6)
19.61
(498.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 6.3
(16)
5.2
(13.2)
6.4
(16.3)
3.3
(8.4)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
4.9
(12.4)
5.5
(14)
32.3
(82)
Source: NOAA[8]

History[edit]

Ashley was named after Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad executive Ashley Morrow in 1888.[9]

During the early 1880s there was a great influx of immigrants from the various countries of western and northern Europe into the prairie states of the middle western United States.

Many of these immigrants were of German descent, but came to the Dakotas from Russia where they lived in colonies and retained their German language and customs. Settlers made their homesteads on the shores of a beautiful lake and named their community Hoskins. Wagon boxes were turned upside down and used for shelter until oxen hauled lumber from far away towns for the roofs of sod houses and barns.

In 1898, the Soo Line Railroad was extended from Kulm, west through Lehr, and finally to Bismarck. With the coming of railroads, new towns sprang up, and markets closer to the farms were opened.

With the coming of the railroad, however, the citizens of Hoskins chose to pick up their town and move it three miles to the East, where they founded Ashley, named after Milwaukee Railroad executive Ashley Morrow, in 1888.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 682
1920 1,009 47.9%
1930 1,033 2.4%
1940 1,345 30.2%
1950 1,423 5.8%
1960 1,419 −0.3%
1970 1,236 −12.9%
1980 1,192 −3.6%
1990 1,052 −11.7%
2000 882 −16.2%
2010 749 −15.1%
Est. 2013 726 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2013 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 749 people, 391 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,170.3 inhabitants per square mile (451.9 /km2). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 812.5 per square mile (313.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 391 households of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.6% were non-families. 45.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 31% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.46.

The median age in the city was 64.3 years. 12.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 48.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 882 people, 436 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.9 people per square mile (540.5/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 841.0 per square mile (323.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White, 0.34% Native American, 0.91% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (66.9%), Russian (15.1%), Norwegian (7.1%), United States (3.3%), English (2.3%), French (1.9%).

There were 436 households out of which 12.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the city, the population was spread out with 12.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 14.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 48.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,015, and the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $17,292 versus $14,783 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,001. About 9.3% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 27.4% of those age 65 or over.

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