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Ashton is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ashton. For links to other places called Ashton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ashton is 41.866N. The longitude is -89.221W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,317.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee 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 61031 ZIP code.
40% of Ashton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashton was $20,405, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ashton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $820.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashton political report.
The average commute time for Ashton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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