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. Much of the housing stock in Afton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Afton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.37% of Afton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 overall crime rate in Afton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.