Ashton is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 927 people and just one neighborhood, Ashton is the 643rd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Ashton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Ashton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.51% of Ashton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ashton is a village of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashton who work in office and administrative support (10.91%), management occupations (9.47%) and sales jobs (7.61%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ashton has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Ashton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.