Afton, VA
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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.

Afton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Afton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 (11.14%), management occupations (9.42%), and healthcare (8.63%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Afton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Afton is worth considering.

The education level of Afton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Afton, 45.42% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Afton in 2010 was $41,052, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,208 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 Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Afton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.

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