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Ashford is a town in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Ashford is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Ashford. For links to other places called Ashford, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ashford is 42.44N. The longitude is -78.644W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,381 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,223.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cattaraugus 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 14729 ZIP code.
36% of Ashford residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashford was $19,136, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Ashford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $819.
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashford political report.
The average commute time for Ashford workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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