Afton, Iowa

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Afton is a city in Union County, Iowa, United States. The population was 917 at the 2000 census.



Afton is located at 41°1′41″N 94°11′49″W / 41.02806°N 94.19694°W / 41.02806; -94.19694 (41.027926, -94.197071)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 917 people, 384 households, and 251 families residing in the city. The population density was 931.7 people per square mile (361.3/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 413.5/sq mi (160.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.69% White, 0.87% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,281, and the median income for a family was $35,848. Males had a median income of $25,707 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,920. About 13.6% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

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