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Ashford, Wisconsin
Location of Ashford, Wisconsin
Location of Ashford, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County  Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
1,014 ft (309 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 1,773
 • Density 49.6/sq mi (19.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-03150
GNIS feature ID 1582721
Website http://www.townofashford.com

Ashford is a town in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,773 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Ashford and Elmore are located in the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.8 km²), of which 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²; 0.20%) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 1,773 people, 641 households, and 498 families living in the town. The population density was 49.6 people per square mile (19.1/km2). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.11% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13%.

Of the 641 households 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.8% of households were one person and 5.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.

The age distribution was 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median household income was $50,708 and the median family income was $55,950. Males had a median income of $37,228 versus $23,162 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,777. About 1.9% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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