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Fort Ashby, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fort Ashby Census Designated Place had a population of 1,408 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Ashby ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Ashby is located at latitude 39.4913 and longitude -78.7587 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Ashby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Fort Ashby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389101) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Ashby Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mineral County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Ashby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Fort Ashby Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map

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Fort Ashby, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,408
Population in Households 1,408
Population in Familes 1,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 398
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 621
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $178,846
Average Home Value $189,114


Median Household Income $54,220
Average Household Income $65,421
Per Capita Income $28,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.13%
Households 0.31% 0.1%
Families 0.08% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 117 71st
Population Density1 # 296 27th
Diversity Index2 # 375 8th
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

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