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The City of Afton had a population of 839 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Afton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 839
Daytime Population: Workers 260
Daytime Population: Residents 389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 770
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 850
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,958
Average Household Income $50,303
Per Capita Income $20,696


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $82,456
Average Home Value $116,009


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.65%
Households -0.35% -0.76%
Families -0.45% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 # 347 66th
Population Density # 399 61st
Diversity Index # 725 29th
Median Household Income # 849 16th
Per Capita Income # 982 3rd

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