Ashton, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.3%
 
Males: 85  (45.4%)
Females: 104  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 68817.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,036 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Ashton:

$39,036
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,814 (it was $12,909 in 2000)

Ashton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $47,245 (it was $28,600 in 2000)
Ashton:

$47,245
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,608; Detached houses: $54,081; Mobile homes: $17,811

Median gross rent in 2016: $490.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ashton: 73.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (43.4%), German (22.4%), Irish (6.6%), American (5.3%), Czech (2.6%), English (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2038 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (very low).

Ashton, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Ashton:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashton village:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ashton, Nebraska as of December 09, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ashton to the number of sex offenders is 61 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,203 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $766 (1.1%)

Ashton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (114.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (576.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farwell, NE (3.0 miles) , Rockville, NE (3.0 miles) , Loup City, NE (3.0 miles ), Cotesfield, NE (3.4 miles) , Elba, NE (3.5 miles ), Howard City, NE (3.6 miles ), Dannebrog, NE (4.0 miles ), Scotia, NE (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 41.25 N, Longitude: 98.79 W

Area code: 308

Ashton household income distribution Ashton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Ashton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ashton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Ashton village center .

On 6/7/1953, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the village center killed 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashton-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 642.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from Ashton center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 357.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 207.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from Ashton center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ashton:

  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LOUP CITY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashton:

  • Central Community College (about 34 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 42 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Northeast Community College (about 92 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 114 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Wayne State College (about 115 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 116 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 118 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

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Notable locations in Ashton: Trotter Incorporated Elevator (A), Ashton Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ashton: Saint Francis Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Polish Heritage Center Inc (Museums; 226 West Carleton).

Sherman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.1%
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  58.7%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Ashton (2011 data):

  • Ashton State Bank: at 295 Center Ave., branch established on 1908/12/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $18.4 mil, Deposits: $16.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ashton village (based on Sherman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5403
Evangelical Protestant4376
Mainline Protestant3695
None806-
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: 2
Sherman County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sherman County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

29.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.1%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ashton:

49.5%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.1%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ashton:

18.7%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ashton:

7.6%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ashton:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ashton:

30.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

59.0%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Ashton:

75.2%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ashton, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$893
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$966
Sewerage 0$0 1$242
Water Supply 0$0 1$604
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,705

Ashton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $31,000 ($164.02)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($84.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($79.37)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($63.49)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($37.04)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($26.46)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $10,000 ($52.91)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($42.33)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($10.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $44,000 ($232.80)

Ashton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($142.86)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($26.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($137.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000 ($148.15)
    General Support: $9,000 ($47.62)
    All Other: $6,000 ($31.75)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($84.66)
    NEC: $15,000 ($79.37)

Ashton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000 ($661.38)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buffalo County, NE  1.59% ($29,263 average AGI)
from Hall County, NE  0.84% ($34,900)


6.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buffalo County, NE  1.74% ($28,619 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLV-FM (103.9 FM; ORD, NE; Owner: SANDHILLS ADVERTISING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashton:

  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 2,505Total average daily traffic
  • 356Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,480Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ashton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RCL, 11th Ave 4 Mi. South Of (Lat: 41.191278 Lon: -98.797083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQFE287
    Assigned Frequencies: 10561.2 MHzGrant Date: 06/23/2006, Expiration Date: 06/23/2016, Certifier: Mike MeadRegistrant: Harris Corporation - Microwave Communications Division, 637 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, Phone: (919) 767-3250, Fax: (919) 767-3231, Email:
  • ASHTON REPEATER, Hwy 92, Sherman County (Lat: 41.265194 Lon: -98.810167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQQU830
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ASHTON, 78784 483rd Avenue (Lat: 41.247556 Lon: -98.803639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQUI977
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/2014, Expiration Date: 07/22/2024, Certifier: Thomas W BurnettRegistrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

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

ASHTON, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 196, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2006)
Most common first names in Ashton, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank981.9 years
John783.1 years
Leo676.4 years
Mary683.8 years
Clara589.8 years
Steve571.6 years
Stanley581.4 years
Alex480.1 years
Louie475.8 years
Rose482.0 years
Most common last names in Ashton, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gappa1082.0 years
Kaslon575.6 years
Badura579.2 years
Pokorski575.8 years
Glinsmann580.6 years
Kuszak580.6 years
Kosmicki585.0 years
Wojtalewicz581.2 years
Fredrick482.3 years
Maschka482.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (9%)

Businesses in Ashton, NE

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1

Ashton compared to Nebraska state average:

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