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Afton, Minnesota

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The location of Afton

Welcome to Afton ...

The city of Afton is located in Washington County.

The location of Afton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Afton has a population of 3,010 people<2> (see below for details).

Afton is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Afton: (651)

The ZIP code for Afton: 55001<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Afton had a population of 2,886 people. This makes Afton the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Afton represents 0.05% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,886 people, the population of Afton increased 1.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,839 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Afton had an population of 3,010 people. This is an increase of 4.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.02% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Afton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Afton and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Cottage Grove   [Map]   36,793   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Inver Grove Heights   [Map]   35,392   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Maplewood   [Map]   40,918   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   28,083   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Roseville   [Map]   36,314   NW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Afton:

Websites for Afton ...

Official Website:

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Washington County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Afton:

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 44.9042, Longitude: -92.8174     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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