Ashley is a tiny city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 511 people and just one neighborhood, Ashley is the 747th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ashley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.66% of the Ashley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ashley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashley who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (12.13%) and food service (10.46%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Ashley is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ashley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ashley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ashley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ashley may be for you.
Being a small city, Ashley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.