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Fort Ashby, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Fort Ashby is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Fort Ashby Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mineral County at latitude 39.5031 and longitude -78.7686. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Fort Ashby Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Ashby: Alaska, Frankford, Frankfort, Pattersons Creek.

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Fort Ashby, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,397
Population in Households 1,397
Population in Familes 1,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 623
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $137,037
Average Home Value $155,543


Median Household Income $50,398
Average Household Income $63,909
Per Capita Income $28,500
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.0%
Households 0.54% 0.13%
Families 0.47% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fort Ashby, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Ashby to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 71st
Population Density1 # 296 26th
Diversity Index2 # 362 9th
Median Household Income # 49 88th
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.