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Population in 2010: 1,380. Population change since 2000: +1.9%
Males: 678  (49.1%)
Females: 702  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26719, 26763.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,312 (it was $32,375 in 2000)
Fort Ashby:

$42,312
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,906

Fort Ashby CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $176,345 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Fort Ashby:

$176,345
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $169,096; Detached houses: $194,968; Townhouses or other attached units: $355,130; Mobile homes: $54,035

Median gross rent in 2012: $433.

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  • White alone - 1,361 (98.6%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Ashby: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (32.7%), Irish (14.2%), English (13.9%), Dutch (3.7%), United States (3.4%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 604 feet

Land area: 3.26 square miles.

Population density: 424 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Ashby:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Ashby CDP:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 20.6%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Fort Ashby, West Virginia as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Ashby to the number of sex offenders is 345 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $906 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $812 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (72.1 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (91.5 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (195.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Springfield, WV (2.3 miles ), Spring Gap, MD (2.3 miles) , Bier, MD (2.6 miles) , Rawlings, MD (2.6 miles ), District 7, Cresaptown/Bel Air, MD (2.6 miles) , Cresaptown-Bel Air, MD (2.7 miles ), Cresaptown, MD (2.7 miles ), Potomac Park, MD (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.50 N, Longitude: 78.77 W

Area code: 304

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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Average climate in Fort Ashby, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Fort Ashby-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Fort Ashby place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Fort Ashby:

  • DAWN VIEW CENTER (Nursing Home, DIANE DRIVE, BOX 686)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Ashby:

  • WESTERN MARYLAND HEALTH SYSTEM HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE MEM HOSP AND MED CNTR CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Ashby, WV

Amtrak station near Fort Ashby:

  • 11 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Ashby:

  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 11 miles; Cumberland, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,309)
  • Frostburg State University (about 14 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Shenandoah University (about 40 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 42 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 2,061)
  • American Public University System (about 51 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 5,448)
  • Shepherd University (about 52 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 54 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)

Private elementary/middle school in Fort Ashby:

  • SMALL WORLD ACADEMY (Students: 34; Location: STATE ROUTE 28; Grades: PK - 7)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • West Virginia University is a large university and close to Fort Ashby. It is not listed in the university list.

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Notable location: Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Frankfort Cemetery (1), Rice Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Painter Run (A), Mill Run (B), Long Pasture Run (C), Graveyard Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 3.82. This is significantly better than average.
City:

3.82
U.S.:

31.96
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.58
U.S.:

2.43
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.161
U.S.:

0.334

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

FORT ASHBY PSD (Population served: 1943, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and APR-22-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2005)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.5%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Ashby, WV

Fort Ashby compared to West Virginia state average:

Fort Ashby, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Fort Ashby (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Fort Ashby Branch at Lincoln Street And Route 28, branch established on 1984/06/07. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • FNB Bank, Inc.: Fort Ashby Branch at Route #28 North, branch established on 2001/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.5 mil, Deposits: $136.6 mil, headquarters in Romney, WV, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fort Ashby Branch at Route 28 And Carrol Ln, branch established on 1984/06/07. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Ashby travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Ashby CDP (based on Mineral County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.84%
Here42.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents34.8%20.0%11.8%8.6%5.6%
Congregations39.1%4.3%13.0%8.7%10.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.1%4.1%3.3%2.0%4.6%
Congregations5.8%4.3%1.4%1.4%11.6%
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: 4
Mineral County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mineral County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mineral County:

11.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mineral County:

31.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.3%
State:

13.1%

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allegany County, MD  1.62% ($37,177 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, WV  0.46% ($23,617)
from Grant County, WV  0.26% ($41,308)


5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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 Allegany County, MD  1.50% ($30,730 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, WV  0.44% ($27,733)
to Grant County, WV  0.30% ($29,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Ashby:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNTR (1230 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WTBO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Ashby:

  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Ashby:

  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
Fort Ashby, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Fort Ashby fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Fort Ashby


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Most common first names in Fort Ashby, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1972.3 years
Mary1677.1 years
John1679.2 years
Charles1477.4 years
William1175.2 years
Robert1075.7 years
Mildred982.4 years
Joseph878.7 years
Dorothy782.0 years
Ruth785.8 years
Most common last names in Fort Ashby, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wagoner2476.9 years
Pyles1479.8 years
Adams1374.0 years
Davis1276.9 years
Barnes967.4 years
Wolford877.1 years
Kenney770.3 years
Brown680.5 years
Kesner677.1 years
Long676.0 years

Businesses in Fort Ashby, WV

  • 7-Eleven: 1
  • Lane Furniture: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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