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Ashley, North Dakota
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Coordinates: 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361Coordinates: 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McIntosh
Founded 1888
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,014 ft (614 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 749
 • Estimate 
(2019)
661
 • Density 1,027.99/sq mi (396.90/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58413
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-03540
GNIS ID 1027755

Ashley is a city in and the county seat of McIntosh County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 749 at the 2010 census.

History

Ashley was laid out in 1888 when the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad was extended to that point. The city was named for Ashley E. Morrow, a railroad man. A post office has been in operation at Ashley since 1888.

Geography

Ashley is located at 46°2′6″N 99°22′25″W / 46.03500°N 99.37361°W / 46.03500; -99.37361 (46.034894, -99.373714).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.

Climate

Climate data for Ashley, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 22.2
(-5.44)
27.1
(-2.72)
38.5
(3.61)
55.2
(12.89)
67.1
(19.5)
75.9
(24.39)
83.1
(28.39)
81.6
(27.56)
71.3
(21.83)
57.0
(13.89)
39.2
(4)
25.3
(-3.72)
53.6
(12)
Daily mean °F (°C) 11.9
(-11.17)
16.9
(-8.39)
28.4
(-2)
42.7
(5.94)
54.9
(12.72)
64.3
(17.94)
70.6
(21.44)
68.5
(20.28)
58.2
(14.56)
44.6
(7)
29.0
(-1.67)
15.9
(-8.94)
42.2
(5.67)
Average low °F (°C) 1.9
(-16.72)
6.7
(-14.06)
18.2
(-7.67)
30.1
(-1.06)
42.7
(5.94)
52.7
(11.5)
58.1
(14.5)
55.5
(13.06)
45.2
(7.33)
32.2
(0.11)
18.7
(-7.39)
6.4
(-14.22)
30.7
(-0.72)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.36
(9.1)
0.41
(10.4)
0.90
(22.9)
1.38
(35.1)
2.93
(74.4)
3.48
(88.4)
3.07
(78)
2.62
(66.5)
1.93
(49)
1.65
(41.9)
0.54
(13.7)
0.34
(8.6)
19.61
(498.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 6.3
(16)
5.2
(13.2)
6.4
(16.3)
3.3
(8.4)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
4.9
(12.4)
5.5
(14)
32.3
(82)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 682
1920 1,009 47.9%
1930 1,033 2.4%
1940 1,345 30.2%
1950 1,423 5.8%
1960 1,419 −0.3%
1970 1,236 −12.9%
1980 1,192 −3.6%
1990 1,052 −11.7%
2000 882 −16.2%
2010 749 −15.1%
2019 (est.) 661 −11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 749 people, 391 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,170.3 inhabitants per square mile (451.9/km2). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 812.5 per square mile (313.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 391 households, of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.6% were non-families. 45.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 31% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.46.

The median age in the city was 64.3 years. 12.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 48.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

Notable people

  • David Berman, Las Vegas gambling pioneer and Jewish mob boss, grew up in Ashley
  • Bryan Klipfel, superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol (2003–2007)
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