Ashville, Pennsylvania

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Ashville, Pennsylvania
Borough
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Ashville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Ashville, Pennsylvania
Ashville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°33′33″N 78°32′53″W / 40.55917°N 78.54806°W / 40.55917; -78.54806Coordinates: 40°33′33″N 78°32′53″W / 40.55917°N 78.54806°W / 40.55917; -78.54806
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Settled 1842
Incorporated 1887
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 1,654 ft (504 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 227
 • Density 1,289.9/sq mi (498.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16613
Area code(s) 814

Ashville is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 227 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Ashville is located at 40°33′33″N 78°32′53″W / 40.55917°N 78.54806°W / 40.55917; -78.54806 (40.559222, -78.548031).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), all of it land.

2013 Shooting[edit]

On Friday, September 27, 2013, a shooting took place outside of Ashville in Allegheny Township on Bottom Road around 10 PM. At least three people were killed in what was initially reported to be a home invasion. A fourth person was taken to UPMC Altoona but later died from complications.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 289
1900 393 36.0%
1910 384 −2.3%
1920 447 16.4%
1930 486 8.7%
1940 511 5.1%
1950 441 −13.7%
1960 422 −4.3%
1970 409 −3.1%
1980 383 −6.4%
1990 306 −20.1%
2000 279 −8.8%
2010 227 −18.6%
Est. 2012 224 −1.3%
Sources:[3][4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 227 people, 102 households, and 62 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,289.9 people per square mile (498.0/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 630.8 per square mile (238.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.4% White, 0.9% Black or African American, 0.4% Native Hawaiian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 102 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $38,409, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $36,667 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,999. About 12.3% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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