Afton is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 842 people and just one neighborhood, Afton is the 296th largest community in Iowa. Afton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Afton is a blue-collar town, with 40.37% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Afton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Afton who work in office and administrative support (13.32%), sales jobs (11.89%) and management occupations (5.53%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Afton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Afton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Afton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Afton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Afton may be for you.