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Afton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Afton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 44.8988 and longitude -92.8191. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 712 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Afton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Afton, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Afton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Afton (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.13 sq. miles and a water area of 1.37 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Afton: City of Afton.

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Afton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,965
Population in Households 2,961
Population in Familes 2,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 118
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,128
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 897
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (89.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $384,507
Average Home Value $440,207


Median Household Income $102,368
Average Household Income $126,471
Per Capita Income $48,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 1.0%
Households 1.01% 1.14%
Families 0.91% 1.07%
Median Household Income   4.87%
Per Capita Income   4.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Afton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Afton to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 77th
Population Density1 # 782 14th
Diversity Index2 # 290 68th
Median Household Income # 19 98th
Per Capita Income # 30 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.