Afton, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 3,010 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 
Males: 1,552  (51.6%)
Females: 1,458  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

51.5 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55001, 55043.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $123,442 (it was $89,095 in 2000)
Afton:

$123,442
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $56,716 (it was $36,338 in 2000)

Afton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $456,180 (it was $246,900 in 2000)
Afton:

$456,180
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $503,366; detached houses: $497,310

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,614.

March 2019 cost of living index in Afton: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.1%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Afton, MN (2010)
    • 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

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Afton, MN City Guides:

Ancestries: German (26.2%), American (10.0%), Norwegian (7.1%), Swedish (5.3%), European (5.2%), Irish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

Afton, Minnesota map

257 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.0% Africa, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

8.5%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,248 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,509 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.90 N, Longitude: 92.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Afton, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Afton, MN in 2017
Afton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $490,000
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $648,800
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $617,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Afton, MN residents
Average permit cost in Afton, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Afton, MN
Historical housing units in Afton, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +174 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Afton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Machinery (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Afton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.9%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Top executives (7.4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Afton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Afton, Minnesota average temperatures Afton, Minnesota average precipitation Afton, Minnesota humidity Afton, Minnesota wind speed Afton, Minnesota snowfall Afton, Minnesota sunshine Afton, Minnesota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.2. This is about average.

City:

81.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.243. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.792. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.792
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.34
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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.:

0.00984

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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Afton:

Marital status in Afton, MN
  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Afton:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Afton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Afton, MN (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$590
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$335
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 7$925

Afton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $599,000 ($199.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $232,000 ($77.08)
    Regular Highways: $203,000 ($67.44)
    Police Protection: $161,000 ($53.49)
    Financial Administration: $129,000 ($42.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $80,000 ($26.58)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($4.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($3.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($48.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $318,000 ($105.65)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($4.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $112,000 ($37.21)

Afton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $13,000 ($4.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($2.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($5.98)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($4.32)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $48,000 ($15.95)
  • Tax - Property: $1,556,000 ($516.94)
    Other License: $105,000 ($34.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $60,000 ($19.93)

Afton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,755,000 ($1247.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,655,000 ($1214.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($33.22)

Afton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $152,000 ($50.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,014,000 ($336.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000 ($90.03)

7.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ramsey County, MN  2.68% ($67,952 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.88% ($66,596)
from Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($62,006)


7.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.25% ($55,391 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.97% ($84,140)
to Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($55,720)

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Afton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.5mTotal length
  • $48,000,000Total costs
  • 253,167Total average daily traffic
  • 21,693Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,241Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Afton, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Afton, MN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 44.949500 Lon: -92.807972, Call Sign: WQHE366,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.162 MHz, 451.712 MHz, 452.187 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2017, Expiration Date: 07/11/2027, Certifier: Mark Holper, Registrant: Professional Wireless Comms., 451 Cliff Road, East, Suite 101, Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: (952) 746-2500, Fax: (952) 746-2300, Email:
  • 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: 12/01/2018, Expiration Date: 12/04/2028, Certifier: Dave H Pagel, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2010, Expiration Date: 03/27/2020, Certifier: Laurie Olson, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 09/08/2020, Certifier: Dave H Pagel, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/2015, Expiration Date: 02/17/2025, Certifier: Kenneth G Speltz, Registrant: Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., 745 Boone Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Phone: (763) 544-3319, Fax: (763) 544-2078, Email:
  • Lat: 44.947667 Lon: -92.830750, Call Sign: WRBZ212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.037 MHz, 452.987 MHz, 456.512 MHz, 457.037 MHz, 457.987 MHz, Grant Date: 07/30/2018, Expiration Date: 07/30/2028, Certifier: Brent Denoma, Registrant: Ancom Communications, Inc, 1800 East Cliff Rd Suite 17, Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: (952) 808-0033, Fax: (952) 808-0034, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AFTON, 15326 Afton Hills Court South (Lat: 44.911722 Lon: -92.796778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQKX406,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/2009, Expiration Date: 10/15/2019, Certifier: Dean Tilley, Registrant: Washington County Sheriff, 15015 62nd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082, Phone: (651) 430-7863, Fax: (651) 430-7613, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 12501 Hudson Blvd. (Lat: 44.947194 Lon: -92.852417), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: KRS655,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.325 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2010, Expiration Date: 11/08/2019, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: 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:

1
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2024, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • 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:

4
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/21/2014
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/01/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Schmidt, 13430 10th St So, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/05/1993
    Registrant (Corporation): Elken Co Of Minnesota, 14698 Afton Blvd S, Afton, MN 55001
  • Aircraft: CONNELL JOSEPH T CONNELL RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-D2A (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95JJ , Serial Number: 90216, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 01/03/2013
    Registrant (Individual): James J Koktavy, 16508 Swede Hill Dr 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 in Afton, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Afton, MN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 23 took place in 2004, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Afton, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.6%), and Structure Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Afton, MN
    • 8448.6%Outside Fires
    • 5632.4%Structure Fires
    • 2715.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 63.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Afton, MN
  • 79.8%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Afton, MN
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity


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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 16 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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