Afton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 9,205 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Afton is the 77th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Afton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Afton is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Afton who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), management occupations (9.30%), and sales jobs (8.38%).
Also of interest is that Afton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The town 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.
Afton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.65% of adults in Afton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Afton in 2010 was $36,735, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,940 for a family of four. However, Afton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Afton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Afton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Afton include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Afton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.