Fort Ashby is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA, along Patterson Creek. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,380 at the 2010 census. The community was originally chartered as Frankfort and then known as Alaska before it took the name of its well-known historic landmark.
Fort Ashby is located at 39°29′52″N 78°46′4″W / 39.49778°N 78.76778°W / 39.49778; -78.76778 (39.497767, -78.767851).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.2 km² (3.6 mi²). 9.2 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) (1.03%) is water.
At the 2000 census, there were 1,354 people, 574 households and 390 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 160.4/km² (415.8/mi²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 72.1/km² (187.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.82% White, 0.30% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.
There were 574 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.
23.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
The median household income was $32,375 and the median family income was $40,847. Males had a median income of $34,375 compared with $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,114. About 4.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.