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Fort Ashby, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fort Ashby Census Designated Place had a population of 1,358 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Fort Ashby, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,358
Daytime Population: Workers 711
Daytime Population: Residents 732
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,358
Population in Familes 1,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 384
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $53,411
Average Household Income $66,383
Per Capita Income $29,085


Total Housing Units 659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $177,664
Average Home Value $184,888


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.42%
Households -0.32% -0.44%
Families -0.35% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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, 2017 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 # 121 70th
Population Density # 300 26th
Diversity Index # 365 10th
Median Household Income # 30 93rd
Per Capita Income # 34 92nd

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