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Welcome to Ashley ...

Ashley is located in Luzerne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashley has a population of 2,739 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ashley.

Ashley is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ashley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ashley is located in the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashley: 18706<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashley had an population of 2,739 people. This is a decrease of 1.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashley had a population of 2,790 people. This makes Ashley the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Ashley represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 339th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,790 people, the population of Ashley decreased 2.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,866 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashley.

Adding Ashley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ashley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ashley on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ashley on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ashley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Ashley - they are located in Delaware, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashley.

Communities near Ashley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashley.

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<6>
  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ashley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<6>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanticoke
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Ashley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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      • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashley. See our Newspapers Page for Ashley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashley ...

Looking for more information about Ashley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ashley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ashley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Ashley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2118, Longitude: -75.8961    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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