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The City of Afton had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Afton is located at latitude 41.0276 and longitude -94.1954 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Afton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Afton (GNIS ID: 2393888) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Afton is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Afton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Afton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 857
Population in Households 803
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $84,292
Average Home Value $117,405


Median Household Income $41,810
Average Household Income $47,937
Per Capita Income $20,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.0%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families 0.07% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Afton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Afton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 338 66th
Population Density1 # 380 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 740 27th
Median Household Income # 885 12th
Per Capita Income # 982 3rd

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