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The City of Afton had a population of 837 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Afton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 837
Population in Households 769
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,140
Average Household Income $50,278
Per Capita Income $20,735


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $82,826
Average Home Value $116,342


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.22
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 -0.12% -0.58%
Households -0.31% -0.64%
Families -0.39% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

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, 2018 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 # 341 66th
Population Density # 399 61st
Diversity Index # 707 30th
Median Household Income # 903 11th
Per Capita Income # 993 2nd

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