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Ashton, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Ashton: west side of Center Avenue, looking southwest from Nebraska Highway 92
Downtown Ashton: west side of Center Avenue, looking southwest from Nebraska Highway 92
Location of Ashton, Nebraska
Location of Ashton, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sherman
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,037 ft (621 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 194
 • Estimate 
(2019)
185
 • Density 312.50/sq mi (120.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68817
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-02375
GNIS feature ID 0827096

Ashton is a village in Sherman County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 194 at the 2010 census.

History

Ashton was incorporated as a village in 1889, soon after the railroad established a depot there. An early settler being a native of Ashton, Illinois, caused the name to be selected.

Geography

Ashton is located at 41°14′51″N 98°47′41″W / 41.24750°N 98.79472°W / 41.24750; -98.79472 (41.247598, -98.794818).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 251
1910 404 61.0%
1920 397 −1.7%
1930 435 9.6%
1940 488 12.2%
1950 381 −21.9%
1960 320 −16.0%
1970 277 −13.4%
1980 273 −1.4%
1990 251 −8.1%
2000 237 −5.6%
2010 194 −18.1%
2019 (est.) 185 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 194 people, 92 households, and 54 families residing in the village. The population density was 328.8 inhabitants per square mile (127.0/km2). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 193.2 per square mile (74.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 92 households, of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the village was 48.7 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

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