Ashmore, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Coles
Township Ashmore
Elevation 697 ft (212 m)
Coordinates 39°31′49″N 88°1′19″W / 39.53028°N 88.02194°W / 39.53028; -88.02194Coordinates: 39°31′49″N 88°1′19″W / 39.53028°N 88.02194°W / 39.53028; -88.02194
Area 0.84 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.84 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 785 (2010)
Density 970.4 / sq mi (375 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61912
Area code 217
Location of Ashmore within Illinois
Location of Ashmore within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Ashmore, Illinois

Ashmore is a village in Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 785 at the 2010 census. It is part of the CharlestonMattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Ashmore is located at 39°31′49″N 88°1′19″W / 39.53028°N 88.02194°W / 39.53028; -88.02194 (39.530186, -88.021851).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.2 km2), all land.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 809 people, 307 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 970.4 people per square mile (376.3/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 394.6 per square mile (153.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.40% White, 0.37% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 307 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,250, and the median income for a family was $42,337. Males had a median income of $30,200 versus $20,962 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,886. About 6.9% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest[edit]

Ashmore is home to Ashmore Estates, which was originally the almshouse at the Coles County Poor Farm. Abandoned in 1987, it is now a haunted attraction and a place of interest for paranormal investigators. In 2011, the Ghost Adventures crew conducted an investigation inside the building and aired the episode of Ashmore Estates, during which the crew observed a significant amount of unexplained activity.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.