Afton is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 829 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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Afton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.37% of the Afton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Afton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Afton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.