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Fort Ashby, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fort Ashby CDP(1) had a population of 1,258 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Ashby is located at latitude 39.5031 and longitude -78.7686 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Ashby Census Designated Place 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 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.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fort Ashby, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,258 (100%)
Population in Households 1,258 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,002 (79.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 380
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $55,527
Average Household Income $72,148
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $31,142
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $184,643
Average Home Value $179,111
Housing Affordability Index3 153


Total Households 543
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.08% -0.47%
Households -1.05% -0.45%
Families   -0.54%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   4.68%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%

Fort Ashby, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Ashby to the other 439 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 124 72nd
Population Density # 298 32nd
Median Household Income # 101 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 112 26th
Per Capita Income # 103 77th
Diversity Index # 243 46th

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