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The City of Ashley had a population of 742 as of July 1, 2021. Ashley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashley is located at latitude 46.0341 and longitude -99.3715 in McIntosh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashley encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McIntosh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The City of Ashley has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Ashley, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 742 (100%)
Population in Households 705 (95.0%)
Population in Families 486 (65.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 37 ( 5.0%)
Population Density 1,154
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $41,745
Average Household Income $58,745
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $31,281
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $70,349
Average Home Value $160,830
Housing Affordability Index3 327


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.08% -0.68%
Households 0.14% -0.66%
Families -0.09% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.22%

Ashley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashley to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 81 80th
Population Density # 47 89th
Median Household Income # 392 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 345 86th
Per Capita Income # 343 15th
Diversity Index # 248 39th

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