Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho. The population 981. The district Ashton is located in is noted for seed potato production and bills itself as the world's largest seed potato growing area.
In 1900, the city of ashton was founded when the Union Pacific Railroad, under the watch of the Oregon Short Line and St. Anthony Railroad Company, brought the railroad to the Upper Snake River Valley from Idaho Falls to St. Anthony, 14 miles southwest of what would soon become the city of Ashton.
In 1910, Ashton became the railhead used for the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam in Grand Teton National Park. For many years, materials would be unloaded in Ashton and would be carried by cart to the site in Wyoming.
|Male Share of the Population||53.7%|
|Female Share of the Population||46.3%|
|Employed Population 16+||393|
|Age of the Population||37|
|% of people married||56.1%|
|Average household size||3|
|Jan Temp||9 to 30 F|
|Apr Temp||29 to 53 F|
|Jul Temp||46 to 82 F|
|Oct Temp||28 to 61 F|
|Annual Precip||20 inches|