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Welcome to Afton ...

The city of Afton is located in Union County<1>.

The location of Afton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Afton has a population of 821 people<3> (see below for details).

Afton is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Afton: (641)

The ZIP code for Afton: 50830<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Afton had an population of 821 people. This is a decrease of 2.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Afton had a population of 845 people (which is 6.74% of the total population of Union County). This makes Afton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Afton represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 325th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 845 people, the population of Afton decreased 7.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 917 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Afton.

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Afton.

Communities near Afton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Afton.

  • Creston [Union County]
  • Murray [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray [Clarke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 710 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
  • Orient [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
    • Orient [Adair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 372 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<7>
  • Lorimor [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorimor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorimor
    • Lorimor [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorimor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Diagonal [Ringgold County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diagonal
      • Diagonal [Ringgold County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diagonal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diagonal<7>
    • Grand River [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand River
      • Grand River [Decatur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River
    • Tingley [Ringgold County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tingley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tingley
      • Tingley [Ringgold County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tingley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tingley<7>
    • East Peru [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Peru
      • East Peru [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Peru
    • Macksburg [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macksburg
      • Macksburg [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macksburg
    • Cromwell [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Afton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Afton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Afton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Afton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Afton ...

Looking for more information about Afton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Afton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Afton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Union County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Afton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Afton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Afton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Afton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0276, Longitude: -94.1953       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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