Afton, Iowa

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Afton, Iowa
City
Location of Afton, Iowa
Location of Afton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°1′41″N 94°11′49″W / 41.02806°N 94.19694°W / 41.02806; -94.19694Coordinates: 41°1′41″N 94°11′49″W / 41.02806°N 94.19694°W / 41.02806; -94.19694
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyUnion
Area[1]
 • Total0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,240 ft (378 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total845
 • Estimate (2016)[3]832
 • Density853/sq mi (329.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code50830
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-00595
GNIS feature ID0454101

Afton is a city in Union County, in southwestern Iowa, United States. The population was 845 at the 2010 census. Its peak of population was in 1880, at 1,231 residents, when numerous European immigrants and migrants from the eastern United States settled here for the farmland. Mechanization of farming and consolidation of farms has reduced the population.

Geography[edit]

Afton is located at 41°1′41″N 94°11′49″W / 41.02806°N 94.19694°W / 41.02806; -94.19694 (41.027926, -94.197071).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1870961—    
18801,231+28.1%
18901,045−15.1%
19001,178+12.7%
19101,014−13.9%
1920926−8.7%
19301,013+9.4%
1940987−2.6%
1950936−5.2%
1960773−17.4%
1970823+6.5%
1980985+19.7%
1990953−3.2%
2000917−3.8%
2010845−7.9%
2016832−1.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 845 people, 355 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 853.5 inhabitants per square mile (329.5/km2). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 404.0 per square mile (156.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 355 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 917 people, 384 households, and 251 families residing in the city. The population density was 931.7 people per square mile (361.3/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 413.5 per square mile (160.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.69% White, 0.87% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,281, and the median income for a family was $35,848. Males had a median income of $25,707 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,920. About 13.6% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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