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Afton township, SD map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 224 (all rural)
Males: 121  (54.0%)
Females: 103  (46.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 224 (191 owner occupied, 33 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

32%


Races in Afton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 38.3
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.77

Afton township:

2.8 people
South Dakota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,072 ($38,438 in 1999)
This township:

$49,072
South Dakota:

$45,043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$443

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,712 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Afton township:

$84,712
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,336 - $87,970

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $87,971
Here:

$87,971
State:

$158,814
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.2%
Whole state:

13.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.8%

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96% of Afton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% lived in this county.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 50
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 0
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $11,300

Afton township, South Dakota satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28

Housing units in Afton township with a mortgage: 0 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 5
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Afton township, South Dakota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Afton township, South Dakota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Afton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Afton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Afton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Afton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Wood products (16%)
  • Personal and laundry services (14%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Warehousing and storage (5%)
  • Health care (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (35%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Afton township:

  • Norwegian (80.7%)
  • Czech (5.3%)
  • German (3.5%)
  • Greek (3.5%)
  • Swedish (3.5%)
  • United States or American (3.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 8 (28%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

94.5% of residents of Afton township speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58
  • In family households: 48 (15 male householders, 0 female householders)
    11 spouses, 16 children (16 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10 (3 male householders (3 living alone)), 7 female householders (7 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 8 2-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10 1-person,

60 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (3 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Afton township:

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