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Ashmore is a township in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ashmore. For links to other places called Ashmore, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ashmore is 39.529N. The longitude is -88.033W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 692 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,447.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashmore demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles 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 61912 ZIP code.
22% of Ashmore residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashmore ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashmore was $17,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Ashmore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashmore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $332. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashmore political report.
The average commute time for Ashmore workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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