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Afton is a city in Washington County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for "Afton Water," poem by Robert Burns.
The latitude of Afton is 44.902N. The longitude is -92.783W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,865.
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26% of Afton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Afton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Afton was $36,338, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Afton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Afton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,473.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Afton political report.
Afton restaurants taking online reservations include Afton House Inn ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Afton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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