Ashton, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 891 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.0%
 
Males: 457  (51.4%)
Females: 434  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61006.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,592 (it was $39,896 in 2000)
Ashton:

$57,592
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,849 (it was $21,200 in 2000)

Ashton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,141 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Ashton:

$105,141
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $151,103; detached houses: $156,387; townhouses or other attached units: $163,524; in 2-unit structures: $182,296; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,180; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $62,039; mobile homes: $29,610

Median gross rent in 2019: $784.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ashton: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.9%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Black residents, 2.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ashton, IL (2019)
    • 83088.3%White alone
    • 424.5%Hispanic
    • 242.6%Two or more races
    • 222.3%Asian alone
    • 151.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ashton, Illinois as of June 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashton is 335 to 1.


Crime rates in Ashton by year

Type

2010

2011

2013

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(437.4)
N/A0
(0.0)
2
(222.7)
2
(222.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(1,137)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(111.4)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime indexN/A89.20.020.015.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ashton, IL

Crime rate in Ashton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Illinois average:

2.71
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Ancestries: German (23.1%), American (16.3%), Albanian (9.2%), Irish (7.7%), English (7.1%), Polish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/05/1872

Elevation: 825 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,348 people per square mile   (low).

Ashton, Illinois map

51 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This village:

5.4%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,529 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,873 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (29.0 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (79.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Franklin Grove, IL (2.1 miles ),
Lost Nation, IL (2.8 miles ),
Rochelle, IL (3.0 miles ),
Hillcrest, IL (3.1 miles ),
Grand Detour, IL (3.2 miles ),
Steward, IL (3.2 miles ),
Oregon, IL (3.4 miles ),
Amboy, IL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.87 N, Longitude: 89.22 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Ashton, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ashton, IL in 2019
Ashton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $140,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ashton, IL residents
Average permit cost in Ashton, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +103 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in Ashton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (20.1%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Truck transportation (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (21.6%)
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Warehousing & storage (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (18.6%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Ashton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.0%)

Average climate in Ashton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ashton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Ashton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Ashton village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.8 miles away from the village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from Ashton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Ashton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from Ashton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 279.0 miles away from Ashton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ashton:

  • ASHTON TERRACE (307 ALAN STREET)
  • FIRST STREET GROUP HOME (407 NORTH FIRST STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ashton:

  • FRANKLIN GROVE LIVING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FRANKLIN GROVE, IL)
  • UNITY HOSPICE OF WESTERN ILLINOIS (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • ROCHELLE GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCHELLE, IL)
  • OGLE COUNTY HOSPICE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, about 12 miles away; OREGON, IL)
  • OREGON LIVING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OREGON, IL)

Airports located in Ashton:

Operable nuclear power plants near Ashton:

  • 19 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashton:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 19 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 24 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Rock Valley College (about 33 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 40 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 40 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Aurora University (about 46 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • Elgin Community College (about 48 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)

Public high school in Ashton:

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Library in Ashton:

  • MILLS & PETRIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND GYMNASIUM (Operating income: $48,195; Location: 704 NORTH FIRST STREET; 14,247 books; 246 audio materials; 195 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions; 62 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ashton Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ashton include: Ashton Bible Church (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ashton City Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Mills Petrie Memoria).

Birthplace of: Josh Lawrence - College basketball player (Wisc. Green Bay Phoenix).

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

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

  • ASHTON (Population served: 1,142, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

62.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
15 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
20 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Ashton (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank & Trust Company of Rochelle: Ashton Rochelle Branch at 803 Main Street, branch established on 1869/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $225.3 mil, Deposits: $189.5 mil, headquarters in Rochelle, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ogle County Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ashton:

Marital status in Ashton, IL
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ashton:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ashton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashton, IL (based on Lee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,3799
Mainline Protestant6,33527
Evangelical Protestant3,52822
Black Protestant1191
Other32
None17,667-
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: 6
Lee County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lee County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Lee County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Lee County:

8.55 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ashton:

48.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ashton:

7.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ashton:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Ashton:

75.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ashton, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,218$74,6160$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,848$46,1762$350
Water Supply 0$0 1$849
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,135
Sewerage 0$0 1$849
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$3,130
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,240
Totals for Government 2$10,066$60,39613$9,553

Ashton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $278,000 ($312.01)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($148.15)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($102.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($5.61)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $359,000 ($402.92)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($129.07)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($116.72)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($95.40)
    Water Utilities: $82,000 ($92.03)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($88.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($67.34)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($61.73)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($47.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000 ($22.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($21.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $288,000 ($323.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($167.23)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($8.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $220,000 ($246.91)

Ashton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $341,000 ($382.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($61.73)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($47.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $149,000 ($167.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($20.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($6.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($97.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $187,000 ($209.88)
    Highways: $25,000 ($28.06)
  • Tax - Property: $140,000 ($157.13)
    Other License: $18,000 ($20.20)

Ashton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,523,000 ($2831.65)

5.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Whiteside County, IL  1.21% ($37,353 average AGI)
from Ogle County, IL  1.15% ($36,570)
from Cook County, IL  0.31% ($63,930)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ogle County, IL  1.05% ($46,317 average AGI)
to Whiteside County, IL  1.03% ($41,394)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.35% ($40,776)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashton:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRHL (1060 AM; 0 kW; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashton:

  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRHL-FM (102.3 FM; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ashton:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)

Ashton fatal accident list:

Dec 13, 2004 04:50 PM, Sr-38, Lat: 41.866900, Lon: -89.235851, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 8, 1995 02:05 AM, 38, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 1, 1991 11:34 AM, Douglas, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.2mTotal length
  • 75,335Total average daily traffic
  • 18,902Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,883Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ashton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ashton, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1/2 Mi W Of On Rt 38 (Lat: 41.866139 Lon: -89.240944), Call Sign: KNCM961, Licensee ID: L00451058,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/1997, Expiration Date: 02/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2002, Registrant: John Kenny, R 1, Ashton, IL 61006, Phone: (815) 453-2434
  • Lat: 41.831889 Lon: -89.141111, Call Sign: WQQC869,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.047 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 11/01/2022, Certifier: Albert Gittleson, Registrant: L & K Electronics, 412 E. Lincoln Hwy, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, Phone: (815) 973-2850, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • JOHNSON WARREN DBA, 7143 E Flagg Rd, Ashton, IL 61006
    Certificate: D004433 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 08/31/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2013

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MILLER NEIL W AVID FLYER MK IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 61337 , Serial Number: 1518, Certificate Issue Date: 12/19/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Susan Miller, 1470 Baldyville Rd, Ashton, IL 61006
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/23/1960
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84504 , Serial Number: 7AC-3206, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Ebert, 3413 E Dugdale Rd, Ashton, IL 61006

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 fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 24 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ashton, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.2%), and Outside Fires (29.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ashton, IL
    • 6455.2%Structure Fires
    • 3429.3%Outside Fires
    • 1210.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ashton, IL
Most common first names in Ashton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1881.0 years
John1178.7 years
William1180.8 years
Clarence979.9 years
Mildred879.6 years
Henry885.6 years
Charles873.1 years
George874.9 years
Robert868.8 years
Edward879.9 years
Most common last names in Ashton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kersten1879.8 years
Henert879.8 years
Schafer884.1 years
Pfeiffer881.3 years
Wagner783.5 years
Ventler690.7 years
Krug674.3 years
Sword681.8 years
Smith686.8 years
Reitz687.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ashton, IL
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ashton, IL
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Other fuel


Ashton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above 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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