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Afton, VA
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Living in Afton

Afton is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 313 people and two associated neighborhoods, Afton is the 365th largest community in Virginia.

A relatively large number of people in Afton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 26.27% 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.

Because of many things, Afton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Afton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Afton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Afton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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.

One downside of living in Afton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.78 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Afton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Afton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.13% 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 2018 was $48,875, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,500 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Afton include Italian, Irish, English, Welsh, and European.

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