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Ashley is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after family of prominent coal operators
The latitude of Ashley is 41.210N. The longitude is -75.896W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,780.
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10% of Ashley residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashley was $17,676, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Ashley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashley political report.
The average commute time for Ashley workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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