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Ashley - Luzerne county

Population 2,866

Ashley, Pennsylvania

Ashley, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 18 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 95 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. There are an estimated 2,866 people in Ashley.

The People and Families of Ashley

In Ashley, about 48% of adults are married. Though there are lots of families, Ashley isn't one of those places where everyone is married. Single people can feel at home there.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Ashley had a median family income of $37,266.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 race for President, John Kerry was the top recipient of campaign contributions ($250) in Ashley. Party contributions tended to flow to the Democratic team.

Crime and Safety

The low crime rate is a boost to quality of living and housing values in Ashley.

Ashley Housing

Approximately 74% of housing in Ashley is owner-occupied. Dwellings tend to be older, with average home age more advanced in the town than you'll find in other towns.

Commuting

In Ashley, 96% of commuters drive to work. The commute to work is less of a chore in Ashley than other towns.
Ashley Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,866100%
Male1,33746.7%
Female1,52953.3%
Under 1861721.5%
18+2,24978.5%
65+55619.4%
Median Age40.1 
Average Family Size2.93 
White2,82298.5%
African-American110.4%
Asian70.2%
American Indian & Alaskan10%
Other30.1%
Mixed Race220.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above)120.4%
Median Family Income (1999)$37,266 
Population In Poverty30310.6%
Ashley Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish33.5%
Irish18.1%
Italian10.5%
Slovak9.7%
German5.7%
Dutch3.9%
Russian3.7%
US/American3.3%
English2.6%
Welsh1.8%
Lithuanian1.6%
Ukrainian1%
Pennsylvania German1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)0.9%
Scottish0.6%
Scotch-Irish0.5%
African0.3%
French Canadian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Slavic0.3%
Syrian0.2%

  


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