Afton, Minnesota

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Afton, Minnesota

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High Points

Afton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Afton People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Afton Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Afton Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Afton College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Afton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Afton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Afton, Minnesota

Comparing Afton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Afton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Washington
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55001
Phone Area Codes 651
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.902
Longitude -92.794

Afton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Afton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,839 100%
Male 1,407 49.6%
Female 1,432 50.4%
Under 18 762 26.8%
18+ 2,077 73.2%
65+ 235 8.3%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 3.11
White 2,744 96.7%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 29 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 11 0.4%
Mixed Race 48 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 1%

Estimated Afton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,861
Growth 22
Growth % 0.8%

Afton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 27.2%
Irish 11.1%
English 10.1%
Swedish 8.1%
Norwegian 7.1%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
US/American 4.3%
Danish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Scottish 2.8%
Scandinavian 2.5%
European 2.4%
French Canadian 2.2%
Italian 2.1%
Polish 2%
Dutch 1.5%
Czech 1%
Finnish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Afton 2,839 $96,087
Bayport 3,162 $62,917
Lake Elmo 6,863 $84,562
Lakeland 1,917 $79,772
Oakdale 26,653 $66,680
St. Marys Point 344 $75,441
Woodbury 46,463 $84,997
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