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Afton is a township in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Afton is 41.851N. The longitude is -88.778W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 640.
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28% of Afton residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $28,591, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Afton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Afton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,580.
DeKalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Afton political report.
The average commute time for Afton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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