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Fort Ashby is in Mineral County, in the Cumberland metro area.

The community was named for a fort built here in 1755

The latitude of Fort Ashby is 39.503N. The longitude is -78.768W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,354.


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Median household income
Local
$32,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Ashby demographic reports
Fort Ashby survived an assault in 1756 by Indian and French forces.
Local festivals include:
  • Mineral County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Ashby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mineral County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cumberland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26719 ZIP code.

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29% of Fort Ashby residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Ashby ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Ashby was $15,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Fort Ashby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Ashby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.


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Mineral County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Ashby political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Ashby workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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