Ashford, Washington

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Population in 2010: 217.
Population change since 2000: -18.7%
Males: 179  (82.7%)
Females: 38  (17.3%)
Median resident age:

60.7 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98304.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,785 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Ashford:

$42,785
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,089 (it was $19,996 in 2000)

Ashford CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $235,129 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Ashford:

$235,129
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $331,767; detached houses: $354,260; townhouses or other attached units: $278,932; in 2-unit structures: $251,628; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,351; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,993; mobile homes: $122,473; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $9,799

Median gross rent in 2017: $665.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ashford: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
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  • Races in Ashford, WA (2010)
    • 19589.9%White alone
    • 136.0%Asian alone
    • 52.3%Two or more races
    • 20.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.9%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ashford, Washington as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashford is 266 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (43.7%), American (31.2%), Irish (25.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 2.08 square miles.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (very low).

Ashford, Washington map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ashford CDP:

1.0% ($1,096)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (23.8 miles , pop. 56,970).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (59.9 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (896.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Elbe, WA (2.9 miles),
Alder, WA (3.6 miles ),
Eatonville, WA (3.8 miles ),
La Grande, WA (3.9 miles),
Mineral, WA (4.0 miles ),
Big Bottom, WA (4.3 miles ),
Morton, WA (4.3 miles ),
Kapowsin, WA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.76 N, Longitude: 122.02 W

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Ashford, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ashford, WA in 2017

Property values in Ashford, WA

Ashford satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%

Average climate in Ashford, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ashford, Washington average temperatures Ashford, Washington average precipitation Ashford, Washington humidity Ashford, Washington wind speed Ashford, Washington snowfall Ashford, Washington sunshine Ashford, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.7. This is better than average.

City:

58.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.7
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Ashford-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from Ashford center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from Ashford center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 454.5 miles away from Ashford center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 20.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashford topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashford:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 31 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 34 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 37 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 39 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 40 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Green River Community College (about 40 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Bates Technical College (about 40 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)

Public elementary/middle school in Ashford:

  • COLUMBIA CREST A-STEM ACADEMY (Location: 24503 STATE ROUTE 706 E, Grades: KG-8)

Points of interest:

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Tourist attractions: Rainier Discovery Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 30027 Sr 706), MT Rainier Visitor Association (30416 State Route 706 East), Ashford Mountain Center Shuttle (Tours & Charters; 30416 Sr 706 East).

Hotels: Deep Forest Cabins (33823 State Route 706 East), National Park Inn (55106 Kernahan Road East), Alexanders Country Inn (37515 State Route 706 East), Lodge Near MT Rainier (38608 State Route 706 East), Nisqually Lodge (31609 State Route 706 East), Almost Paradise Lodging at Mt. Rainier (201 Osborn Road), Rainier Overland Restaurant & Lodge (31811 State Route 706 East).

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashford and their reported violations in the past:

ASHFORD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 897, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
GUEST SERVICES, INC. (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashford that have no violations reported:

  • EAST ENTRANCE MT RAINIER (Population served: 572, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GATEWAY INN (Address: 38820 SR 706 E , Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ashford:

Marital status in Ashford, WA
  • Never married: 44.8%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 20.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ashford:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashford, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Pierce County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ashford:

49.1%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.5%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ashford:

7.2%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Ashford:

58.5%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.4%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ashford, WA Residents

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashford:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashford:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFNK (104.9 FM; EATONVILLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashford:

  • K02LE (Channel 2; ASHFORD, ETC., WA; Owner: PIERCE CTY.TV RECEPT.IMPROVE.DIST.1)
  • K09SB (Channel 9; ASHFORD, ETC., WA; Owner: PIERCE CTY.TV RECEPT.IMPROVE.DIST.1)

Ashford fatal accident list:

Mar 24, 2016 09:12 AM, Sr-706, Lat: 46.758392, Lon: -122.029703, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 2011 05:06 PM, Sr-706, Lat: 46.756506, Lon: -121.989956, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 2001 11:01 PM, Sr-706, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 2001 01:02 AM, Sr-706, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.6mTotal length
  • $15,836,000Total costs
  • 4,523Total average daily traffic
  • 194Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,398Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mtta - 30205 St Rt 706 E (Lat: 46.759556 Lon: -122.034833), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPFZ448,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.227 MHz, 151.257 MHz, 151.175 MHz, 151.205 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 11/22/2024, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2015, Registrant: Dnr Radio Operations Program, 815 88th Ave, Se, Tumwater, WA 98501, Phone: (360) 902-1478, Fax: (360) 586-0049, Email:
  • Lat: 46.756139 Lon: -122.112000, Call Sign: WQIX474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.057 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 06/10/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2018, Certifier: Theran Heap, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CF53196, Tower (Lat: 46.756722 Lon: -121.984639), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WRCH786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2018, Expiration Date: 10/04/2028, Certifier: Keith Scheffer, Registrant: Startouch, Inc., 454 W Stuart Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 738-6601, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashford)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4130J , Serial Number: 28-22451, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 05/02/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Andrew P Rath, Po Box 451, Ashford, WA 98304, Other Owners: Peggy L Mcnamara

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$207,575
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$177,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0732.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ashford, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ashford, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ashford, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ashford, WA
    • 5150.5%Structure Fires
    • 3332.7%Outside Fires
    • 1110.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashford, WA
Most common first names in Ashford, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William872.9 years
Charles771.7 years
Robert766.3 years
James473.2 years
Frank470.7 years
Mary475.3 years
Richard361.7 years
Harry282.0 years
Bernice282.0 years
Norman283.5 years
Most common last names in Ashford, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Borden578.4 years
Anderson467.0 years
Holberg374.7 years
Stewart365.0 years
Akers282.5 years
Sills277.0 years
Jasmer281.5 years
Jordan273.9 years
Simcich273.0 years
Beech277.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ashford, WA
  • 65.9%Electricity
  • 34.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ashford, WA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Ashford compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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