Afton, New York

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Afton, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Afton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Afton, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 3
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Afton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles N of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Chenango
Standard Zip Codes 13730
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.228
Longitude -75.526

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 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Afton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 836 100%
Male 399 47.7%
Female 437 52.3%
Under 18 190 22.7%
18+ 646 77.3%
65+ 172 20.6%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.86
White 823 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.3%

Estimated Afton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 831
Growth -5
Growth % -0.6%

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
English 20.7%
German 15%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 12.5%
Italian 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Polish 3.5%
Norwegian 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Dutch 2.5%
Scottish 1.8%
Czech 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Slovak 1.2%
Austrian 1.2%
Russian 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
European 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Jamaican 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Afton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Afton Lake (13730)
Nineveh Junction (13730)
North Afton (13730)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Afton 836 $38,194
Bainbridge 1,365 $40,962
Deposit 1,699 $32,016
Greene 1,701 $40,917
Sidney 4,068 $31,734
Unadilla 1,127 $39,097
Windsor 901 $46,563

Afton Public Libraries

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Afton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 394 students.

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