Afton, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 2,953 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 1,485  (50.3%)
Females: 1,468  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  51.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55001, 55043.

Afton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $102,888 (it was $89,095 in 2000)
Afton:

$102,888
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $44,082 (it was $36,338 in 2000)

Afton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $386,798 (it was $246,900 in 2000)
Afton:

$386,798
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,519.

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  • Races in Afton, MN (2010)

    Afton races chart
    • 2,66892.4%White alone
    • 1234.3%Asian alone
    • 481.7%Hispanic
    • 190.7%Black alone
    • 200.7%Two or more races
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Afton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Afton: 100.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Afton, MN City Guides:

Ancestries: German (28.7%), Irish (9.9%), Norwegian (8.8%), English (7.1%), Swedish (6.8%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Afton,MN real estate house value index trend

Afton, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Afton:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Afton city:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

262 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

8.9%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,600 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,368 (1.0%)

Afton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Paul, MN (14.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (334.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Marys Point, MN (1.6 miles ), Lake St. Croix Beach, MN (1.7 miles ), Lakeland Shores, MN (2.0 miles ), Lakeland, MN (2.1 miles ), Woodbury, MN (2.4 miles ), Hudson, WI (2.4 miles ), Troy, WI (2.5 miles ), North Hudson, WI (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $240,400
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $303,600
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $356,200
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $377,400
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $462,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $498,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $429,300
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $471,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $1,165,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $530,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $487,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $407,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $527,600
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $866,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $587,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.90 N, Longitude: 92.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Afton household income distribution Afton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +174 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Afton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Afton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Afton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Afton city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Afton-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from Afton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.0 miles away from Afton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 309.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Afton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Afton:

  • JANE DICKMAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HUDSON, WI)
  • HUDSON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HUDSON, WI)
  • WOODBURY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • WOODBURY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • HEALTHEAST WOODWINDS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • AMERIHEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OAKDALE, MN)

airports located in Afton:

Amtrak station near Afton:

  • 19 miles: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS (ST. PAUL, 730 TRANSFER RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Afton:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 11 miles; River Falls, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,868)
  • Century College (about 13 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 13 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 14 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Saint Paul College (about 15 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul (about 17 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 18 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)

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Notable locations in Afton: Afton City Hall (A), Afton Historical Museum (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Afton include: Saint Peters Church (A), Memorial Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Community Cemetery (1), Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery (2), Saint Paulus Lutheran Cemetery (3), Memorial Lutheran Cemetery (4), Fahlstrom Cemetery (5), Mound Prairie Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Edith (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Valley Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Afton include: Afton State Park (1), Afton - Bolles Flourmill Wayside (2), Steamboat Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Afton Historical Society (Museums; 3165 Saint Croix Trail South) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Afton House Inn (3291 South St Croix Trail) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 89.3. This is about average.

City:

89.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0934. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0934
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.09
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.460. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.460
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.08
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00227. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00227
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.4%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 0.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

Afton travel time to work - commute Afton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Afton city (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,1579
Mainline Protestant40,21238
Evangelical Protestant29,17469
Other3,69913
None100,894-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Washington County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Washington County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Washington County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 136
Here:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Afton:

46.9%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Afton:

24.0%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Afton:

56.1%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Afton:

77.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Afton, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$335
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$590
Totals for Government 0$0 7$925

Afton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $152,000 ($51.47)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $272,000 ($92.11)
    General - Other: $241,000 ($81.61)
    Fire Protection: $146,000 ($49.44)
    Financial Administration: $107,000 ($36.23)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($35.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $63,000 ($21.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($4.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($4.06)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($2.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $54,000 ($18.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $192,000 ($65.02)

Afton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $16,000 ($5.42)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($22.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($4.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($13.55)
    Special Assessments: $20,000 ($6.77)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($3.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $119,000 ($40.30)
    All Other: $119,000 ($40.30)
  • Tax - Property: $736,000 ($249.24)
    NEC: $175,000 ($59.26)

Afton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $155,000 ($52.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $38,000 ($12.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($25.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $42,000 ($14.22)

Afton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($18.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $337,000 ($114.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $57,000 ($19.30)

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($357 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ramsey County, MN  2.45% ($46,685 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.75% ($45,753)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.71% ($56,113)


7.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.31% ($35,214 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.84% ($43,236)
to Dakota County, MN  0.79% ($40,092)

Strongest AM radio stations in Afton:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIN (740 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: WRPX, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WEVR (1550 AM; 1 kW; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Afton:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K294AM (106.7 FM; WEST ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INCORPORATED)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KNOF (95.3 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: SELBY GOSPEL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Afton:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Afton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Afton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 47m154ftTotal length
  • $48,000Total costs
  • 172,963Total average daily traffic
  • 14,763Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Afton, MN

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • AFTON STATE PARK, 15326 Afton Hills Court (Lat: 44.911667 Lon: -92.796667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WQJR649
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.362 MHz, 851.712 MHz, 851.987 MHz, 852.125 MHz, 852.225 MHz, 852.350 MHz, 852.425 MHz, 852.625 MHz, 852.787 MHz, 853.187 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 12/04/2008, Expiration Date: 12/04/2018, Certifier: Dave H PagelRegistrant: Electronic Communications Office, 1500 W. Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Lat: 44.925833 Lon: -92.800000, Call Sign: WQLQ283
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.670 MHz, 151.730 MHz, 151.790 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/2010, Expiration Date: 03/27/2020, Certifier: Laurie OlsonRegistrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:
  • AFTON STATE PARK, 15326 Afton Hills Court (Lat: 44.911667 Lon: -92.796667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WQMK897
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.537 MHz, 857.537 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 09/08/2020, Certifier: Dave H PagelRegistrant: Electronic Communications Office, 1500 W. Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Lat: 44.853917 Lon: -92.790778, Call Sign: WQVH698
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 467.812 MHzGrant Date: 02/17/2015, Expiration Date: 02/17/2025, Certifier: Kenneth G SpeltzRegistrant: Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., 745 Boone Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Phone: (763) 544-3319, Fax: (763) 544-2078, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • AFTON, 15326 Afton Hills Court South (Lat: 44.911722 Lon: -92.796778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQKX406
    Assigned Frequencies: 11683.1 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2009, Expiration Date: 10/15/2019, Certifier: Dean TilleyRegistrant: Pcs Alliance Inc., 4921 Fifth Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55409-2644, Phone: (612) 720-5843, Fax: (612) 825-8972, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 12501 Hudson Blvd. (Lat: 44.947194 Lon: -92.852417), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: KRS655
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.325 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2010, Expiration Date: 11/08/2019, Certifier: J. Roy PottleRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 16065 32nd St S (Lat: 44.830806 Lon: -92.772139), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WHW666
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2024Registrant: Windmill Marina Association, Inc., 16065 - 32nd Street South, Afton, MN 55001, Phone: (651) 436-7744, Fax: (651) 436-1832, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Afton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • MELBYE THOMAS E, 1247 Manning Ave S, Afton, MN 55001
    Certificate: D000966 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 10/20/2010, Expiration Date: 10/19/2011

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2989J , Serial Number: 15065789, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Schmidt, 13430 10th St S, Afton, MN 55001
  • Aircraft: PIPER J-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 56 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3213N , Serial Number: 22403, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Amy L Gesch, 3939 Neal Ave S, Afton, MN 55001
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34794 , Serial Number: 17702005, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Schmidt, 13430 10th St So, Afton, MN 55001
  • Aircraft: BEECH 77 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3868K , Serial Number: WA-259, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Lazy Eight Partners LLC, 3121 Saint Croix Trl S, Afton, MN 55001
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5664K , Serial Number: CE-43, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Elken Co Of Minnesota, 14698 Afton Blvd S, Afton, MN 55001

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$314,14714$303,832100$264,3765$161,0863$262,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$384,7206$279,3930$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$286,01018$347,4871$405,9400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$362,12013$289,2001$274,4701$324,760
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$274,4730$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0711.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$289,4651$455,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$307,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0711.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Afton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Afton, MN
Most common first names in Afton, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1078.8 years
Robert974.4 years
Alice883.7 years
Mary871.4 years
George786.2 years
William773.7 years
Arthur680.7 years
Raymond675.3 years
Donald563.2 years
Helen588.4 years
Most common last names in Afton, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson779.6 years
Fritsche675.0 years
Peterson675.3 years
Anderson590.8 years
Lind478.3 years
Nelson493.0 years
Schultz488.3 years
Rosenquist480.0 years
Swanson480.0 years
Groth379.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (0%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Afton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are 16 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Brant U. Kolb (51)
  • John C. Schultz (30)
  • George G.i. Moore (30)
  • Doreen C. Lynch (18)
  • William D. Ramsden (18)
  • Michael G. Costello (17)
  • John C. Hulteen (14)
  • Clayton A. George (10)
  • Roger W. Barton (10)
  • Steven M. Heilmann (9)

Total of 302 patent applications in 2008-2016.