Ashford, Wisconsin

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Ashford, Wisconsin
Location of Ashford, Wisconsin
Location of Ashford, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°35′N 88°20′W / 43.583°N 88.333°W / 43.583; -88.333
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
 • Total35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,014 ft (309 m)
 • Total1,773
 • Density49.6/sq mi (19.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-03150[2]
GNIS feature ID1582721[1]

Ashford is a town in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,773 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Ashford and Elmore are located in the town.


Ashford was originally named Chili until the Wisconsin State Legislature changes the name to Ashford on January 26, 1854 on account of area ash trees.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²; 0.20%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,773 people, 641 households, and 498 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.6 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.11% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 641 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,708, and the median income for a family was $55,950. Males had a median income of $37,228 versus $23,162 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,777. About 1.9% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°35′N 88°20′W / 43.583°N 88.333°W / 43.583; -88.333


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Gard, Robert (2015). The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names (2nd ed.). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-87020-707-5.

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