Afton, Wyoming

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Afton, Wyoming

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Afton Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Afton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Afton, Wyoming

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

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 10
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Afton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles SE of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 371 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 83110
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.725
Longitude -110.931

Afton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AFTON
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 27 F
Apr Temp 24 to 50 F
Jul Temp 43 to 80 F
Oct Temp 23 to 58 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
Station BEDFORD 3 SE
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 22 to 47 F
Jul Temp 42 to 77 F
Oct Temp 25 to 55 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 26 to 58 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
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Afton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,818 100%
Male 863 47.5%
Female 955 52.5%
Under 18 588 32.3%
18+ 1,230 67.7%
65+ 253 13.9%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.32
White 1,767 97.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.4%
Other 17 0.9%
Mixed Race 25 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 51 2.8%

Estimated Afton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,831
Growth 13
Growth % 0.7%

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 32.2%
US/American 14.4%
German 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Danish 5.3%
Irish 4.4%
Swiss 4%
European 3.2%
Scottish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Swedish 2.6%
British 1.7%
Welsh 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Canadian 1%
Polish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Afton 1,818 $43,400
Thayne 341 $30,250

Afton Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(307) 885-5800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Afton High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 724 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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