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Afton is a city in Union County.

The community was named for the river in the song, "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton"

The latitude of Afton is 41.027N. The longitude is -94.197W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,240 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 877.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,281
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Afton demographic reports
Afton is on Twelve Mile Creek
Local festivals include:
  • Union County Fair - July 21-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Afton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Green Valley State Park

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33% of Afton residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $12,920, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% 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 $198.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.


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Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Afton political report.

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The average commute time for Afton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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