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People

Total Population 958
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 458
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,432
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,014

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,406
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $94,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ashton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles S of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 61006
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.866
Longitude -89.221

Ashton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCHELLE
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station PRINCETON
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amboy 2,535 $64,583
Franklin Grove 1,185 $63,438

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ashton Public Libraries

Library
Mills And Petrie Mem. Lib. And Gym.
704 NORTH FIRST STREET
Ashton, Illinois
(815) 453-2213
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Ashton High Schools

ASHTON HIGH SCHOOL
611 WESTERN AVE
815-453-7461
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.9

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