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Welcome to Afton ...
The location of Afton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Afton has a population of 825 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Afton.
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 telephone area code for Afton: (641)
The ZIP code for Afton: 50830<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Afton had an population of 825 people. This is a decrease of 2.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.03% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Afton had a population of 845 people (or 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 (with 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.
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.
Adding Afton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Afton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Afton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Afton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Afton on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022