Ashton, Illinois

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Ashton (formerly Ogle Station) is a village in Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,142 at the 2000 census.



Ashton is located at 41°52′0″N 89°13′19″W / 41.866667°N 89.22194°W / 41.866667; -89.22194Coordinates: 41°52′0″N 89°13′19″W / 41.866667°N 89.22194°W / 41.866667; -89.22194 (41.866545, -89.221923)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,142 people, 437 households, and 312 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,727.6 people per square mile (668.1/km²). There were 468 housing units at an average density of 708.0/sq mi (273.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.99% White, 1.05% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.35% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 437 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

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