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Location of Afton, Iowa
|• Total||1.01 sq mi (2.60 km2)|
|• Land||1.01 sq mi (2.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (378 m)|
|• Density||868.79/sq mi (335.56/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454101|
Afton is a city in Union County, in southwestern Iowa, United States. The population was 874 at the 2020 census. Its peak of population was in 1880, at 1,231 residents, when numerous European immigrants and migrants from the eastern United States settled here for the farmland. Mechanization of farming and consolidation of farms has reduced the population.
Afton is located at(41.027926, -94.197071).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 845 people, 355 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 853.5 inhabitants per square mile (329.5/km2). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 404.0 per square mile (156.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 355 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
- Cynthia May Alden, early 20th-century journalist
- J.B. West, Chief Usher of the White House
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