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Ash Grove is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ash Grove. For links to other places called Ash Grove, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ash Grove is 39.394N. The longitude is -88.53W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 544.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ash Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62447 ZIP code.
23% of Ash Grove residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ash Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ash Grove was $16,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Ash Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ash Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ash Grove political report.
The average commute time for Ash Grove workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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