Ashley, Michigan

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Ashley, Michigan

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Ashley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 9% Ashley Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ashley, Michigan

Comparing Ashley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Housing Recently Built 4 7
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Ashley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Gratiot
Standard Zip Codes 48806
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.186
Longitude -84.474

Ashley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
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Ashley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 526 100%
Male 261 49.6%
Female 265 50.4%
Under 18 119 22.6%
18+ 407 77.4%
65+ 108 20.5%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 522 99.2%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Ashley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 521
Growth -5
Growth % -1%

Ashley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.1%
US/American 17.6%
English 15.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
Slovak 4.5%
Polish 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Irish 3.6%
Czech 3.1%
Czechoslovakian 2.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Slavic 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Swedish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.1%
Austrian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Italian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ashley 526 $35,833
Elsie 1,055 $43,182
Ithaca 3,098 $45,795
Maple Rapids 643 $40,625
Ovid 1,514 $38,235
Perrinton 439 $38,929
St. Johns 7,485 $52,391

Ashley Public Libraries

Ashley District Library
Ashley, Michigan
(989) 847-4283

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Ashley High Schools (2004)

Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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