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Afton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Afton had a population of 2,028 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Afton is located at latitude 42.7295 and longitude -110.9317 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Afton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,240 feet.

The Town of Afton (GNIS ID: 2412337) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Afton is located within Afton Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Afton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Afton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,028
Population in Households 2,009
Population in Familes 1,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 483
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 740
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $210,870
Average Home Value $229,468


Median Household Income $56,200
Average Household Income $64,083
Per Capita Income $22,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.13%
Households 0.82% 1.16%
Families 1.22% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Afton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Afton to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 83rd
Population Density1 # 74 64th
Diversity Index2 # 148 28th
Median Household Income # 108 48th
Per Capita Income # 177 14th

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