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Population in 2010: 2,132. Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 

Males: 1,099  (51.5%)
Females: 1,033  (48.5%)

Median resident age:  45.0 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14171.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,760 (it was $41,313 in 2000)
Ashford:

$53,760
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,744

Ashford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,524 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Ashford:

$97,524
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,839; Detached houses: $118,947; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,011; In 2-unit structures: $82,902; Mobile homes: $50,070

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Ashford races chart
  • White alone - 2,074 (97.3%)
  • Black alone - 23 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)

Races in Ashford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashford: 144.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (39.8%), Irish (16.6%), English (14.3%), Polish (12.4%), United States (4.3%), Italian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 51.3 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ashford:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashford town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

31 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ashford town:  2.5% ($1,731)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Ashford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (32.6 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (33.2 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (248.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Valley, NY (1.9 miles ), Springville, NY (2.1 miles ), East Otto, NY (2.5 miles ), Concord, NY (2.6 miles ), Machias, NY (2.9 miles ), Lime Lake-Machias, NY (3.0 miles ), Lime Lake, NY (3.0 miles ), Delevan, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 78.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ashford-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Ashford town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 tornado 17.7 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Ashford center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Ashford center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cattaraugus County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snowstorms: 3, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashford topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Ashford:

  • BERTRAND CHAFFEE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)
  • FIDDLERS GREEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SPRINGVILLE, NY)
  • GOWANDA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GOWANDA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashford:

  • Saint Bonaventure University (about 29 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,154)
  • Erie Community College (about 33 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,949)
  • D'Youville College (about 34 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,265)
  • Canisius College (about 35 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 35 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,406)
  • Medaille College (about 35 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 36 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)

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Notable locations in Ashford: Beaver Siding (A), Fox Valley Greenhouse (B), Thomas Corners (C), Western New York Nuclear Service Center (D), Edies Siding (E), Bellow Corners (F), Riceville Station (G), West Valley Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ashford include: Riceville Community Church (A), Saint John's Church (B), Saint Paul's United Methodist Church (C), Trinity Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Schwartz Cemetery (2), Franktown Cemetery (3), Weber Cemetery (4), Ashford Hollow Cemetery (5), Riceville Cemetery (6), Thomas Corners Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buttermilk Creek (A), Gooseneck Creek (B), Otis Creek (C), Lagoon Road Creek (D), Indian Creek (E), Franks Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Cattaraugus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ashford, NY

Ashford compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Ashford town (based on Cattaraugus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.56%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents52.1%13.9%5.2%3.9%3.4%
Congregations16.5%19.4%5.0%5.8%2.2%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFree Methodist Church of North America The Wesleyan ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%2.9%2.2%9.8%
Congregations7.9%6.5%3.6%4.3%28.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Cattaraugus County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cattaraugus County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Cattaraugus County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

9.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cattaraugus County:

28.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

15.6%

4.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
New York average:

5.41%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,494 average AGI)
Cattaraugus County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erie County, NY  1.21% ($30,478 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.59% ($21,734)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.47% ($24,071)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erie County, NY  1.16% ($27,241 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.62% ($26,697)
to Allegany County, NY  0.47% ($25,436)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashford:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPQ (1330 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: HAWK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WGGO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashford:

  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQRT (98.3 FM; SALAMANCA, NY; Owner: CATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIG (95.7 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: ARROW COMMUNICATIONS OF N.Y., INC.)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOLN (91.3 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WMXO (101.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • W213BC (90.5 FM; OLEAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Ashford:

  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 114 meters (374ft)
Total costs: $105,798,000
Total average daily traffic: 24,040
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,565

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ashford, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Borden Ave (Lat: 42.258944 Lon: -78.643639), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNEU824
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/08/2008, Expiration Date: 11/26/2018, Certifier: Chris Kelly
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, N.W. Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • WST1002A, 7129 Henrietta Rd. (085052) (Lat: 42.472028 Lon: -78.709500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.2 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQFB458
    Assigned Frequencies: 6810.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2006, Expiration Date: 06/07/2016, Certifier: Thomas J Cowper
    Registrant: Nys Dhses Office Of Interoperable And Emergency Communications, State Office Campus Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:
  • ROHR HILL, Rohr Hill Rd. (Lat: 42.382194 Lon: -78.675111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQPA445
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:


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