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Fort Ashby, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Fort Ashby Census Designated Place had a population of 1,364 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Fort Ashby, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,364
Population in Households 1,364
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 386
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $56,377
Average Household Income $66,490
Per Capita Income $29,297


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 433 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $182,874
Average Home Value $203,984


Total Households 601
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 385
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.14% -0.19%
Households -0.16% -0.2%
Families -0.28% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 2018 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 # 299 26th
Diversity Index # 370 9th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 45 89th

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