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The City of Ashby had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2021. Ashby ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ashby is located at latitude 46.093 and longitude -95.8176 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashby encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Ashby has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashby: City of Ashby.

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Ashby, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 472 (100%)
Population in Households 472 (100.0%)
Population in Families 397 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 856
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $58,275
Average Household Income $78,990
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $34,821
Wealth Index5 93


Total HU (Housing Units) 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $251,923
Average Home Value $282,280
Housing Affordability Index3 143


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.5% 0.46%
Households 0.53% 0.47%
Families 1.08% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%

Ashby, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashby to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 521 43rd
Population Density # 341 62nd
Median Household Income # 550 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 233 26th
Per Capita Income # 272 70th
Diversity Index # 691 24th

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