Ashford, Washington

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Population in 2010: 217. Population change since 2000: -18.7%
Males: 136  (63.0%)
Females: 81  (37.0%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98304.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,362 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Ashford:

$32,362
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,622 (it was $19,996 in 2000)

Ashford CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,036 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Ashford:

$65,036
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $207,768; Detached houses: $217,697; Mobile homes: $167,882; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $141,767

Median gross rent in 2012: $521.

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Ashford races chart
  • White alone - 195 (89.9%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (6.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashford: 99.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (20.3%), French (12.3%), Irish (12.1%), French Canadian (9.8%), Scottish (9.8%), English (5.5%).

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,WA real estate house value index trend

Ashford, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Ashford:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashford CDP:

  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 9.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 30.4%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,099 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $760 (1.3%)

Ashford satellite photo by USGS

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

Ashford household income distribution Ashford home values distribution

Property values in Ashford, WA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (62%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Work and jobs in Ashford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 Ashford 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 the city 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 the city 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 (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, 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:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 50.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.6
U.S.:

32.0

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Ashford compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ashford travel time to work - commute Ashford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashford CDP (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here: 29.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
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: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

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

14.1%
State:

13.9%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

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)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $325,000
Total average daily traffic: 775
Total average daily truck traffic: 32
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,275

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 30205 St Rt 706 E (Lat: 46.759556 Lon: -122.034833), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPFZ448
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHz, 151.227 MHz, 151.257 MHz, 151.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 11/22/2014
    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, Certifier: Theran Heap
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-220C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A&6V335 SER (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55LE , Serial Number: 5004C, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Timothy D Surface, Po Box 183, Ashford, WA 98304, Other Owners: Shelley S Surface

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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Ashford

See full 2006 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
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