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  •   State: 
    Lincoln County
      County FIPS: 
    42°43′42″N 110°55′45″W
      Area total: 
    4.45 sq mi (11.51 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.44 sq mi (11.50 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
    6,240 ft (1,902 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    459.79 residents per square mile of area (177.53/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,911 at the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Star Valley, a grassland valley in forested mountains. The hottest temperature recorded in was 97 °F (36 °C) on July 15, 2002, while the coldest temperature recorded was 46 °C on January 1, 1979. Afton's main water supply is a periodic spring which cycles on and off during the summer, fall, and winter at 12 to 18 minute intervals. The community takes its name from the River Aftan, in Ayrshire, Scotland. The arch made of elk antlers spans 75 feet (23 m) across the four lanes of U.S. Highway 89. It consists of 3,011 antlers and weighs 15 tons. The town has a total area of 4.18 square miles (10.83 km²) According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Aftson has a warm-summer humid continental, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. The city is home to the world's largest arches made of antlers, weighing 15 tons and measuring 75 feet long (23 metres) The town is located on the banks of the Afta River. The Aftas River is a tributary of the Little Snake River, which flows through the town. The river is one of the main sources of water for the city.


Afton is the primary city name, but also Turnerville are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Afton. The first settlement at Afton was made in 1885. The community takes its name from the River Aftan, in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located on the banks of the river, which runs through the centre of the town. The town has a population of around 1,000. It was once known as "Afton Town" before the name was changed to its current name in the 19th century.


Afton is the largest city in Star Valley, a grassland valley in forested mountains. A periodic spring is Afton's main water supply, which cycles on and off during the summer, fall, and winter at 12 to 18 minute intervals. During the spring the flow never stops due to increased water supply from the melting snowpack. At full flow the Intermittent Spring discharges up to 285 gallons per second. The town has a total area of 4.18 square miles (10.83 km²) according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is located five miles east of Aft on Swift Creek Road, a short hike from the end of Swift Creek road. It has a population of 2,816. The city is located in the northern part of the Star Valley region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was founded in 1881. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located on the town's outskirts, near the intersection of Swift creek and Swift Creek roads. The site was established in 1883 and is the oldest part of Star Valley. The United States Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 2,716. It also has an area of 1,814 square miles, or 4.4 square miles. The population of the town is 2,638. It lies in the north-central section of the valley, in a region known as the "Star Valley" region of the mountain range.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Afton has a warm-summer humid continental, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. The hottest temperature recorded in was 97 °F (36 °C) on July 15, 2002, while the coldest temperature recorded was 46 °C on January 1, 1979. The town has a population of 2,000. The city has a high school with a student population of 1,200. The school has a football field with a capacity of 50 players. The football field has a capacity for 1,000 players. It also has a track and field field, with a field of 3,000 football fields. It has a baseball field with 3,500 players, and a basketball field with 1,400 players. There is also a golf course, with an estimated capacity of 100,000 people. It is the only town in the state to have a football stadium with a seating capacity of more than 1,500. It was the first city in the county to host the Winter Olympics in 1988. It hosted the Winter Games in 1988 and the Winter Paralympic Games in 1990. The village has a strong tradition of preserving its heritage, with many buildings dating back to the 18th century. The community has a history of being involved in the local community. It had its first post-secondary school in the 19th century, which was founded in 1881. It now has a college, with the first graduating class in 1883.


At the 2010 census there were 1,911 people, 703 households, and 496 families living in the town. The median household income was $37,292 and the median family Income was $43,400. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female. The town has a population of 1,818, with 769 housing units. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.32. The age distribution was 32.3%, 9.7%, 23.6%, 20.5% and 13.9%. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border of the state of New Mexico and the state-level state of Nevada. The U.N. Census Bureau estimates the town's population at 1,917. The population of the U-S. Census Center estimates the U.-S. population at 2,816. The state-wide population estimate for the town is 1,961. The census center estimates the population of this town to be 1,991. It has a median age of 33 years and a population density of 457.2 inhabitants per square mile (176.5/km²) The town's demographics are as follows: The 2010 census found the town to have 1,900 residents. The 2010 U.P. Census found the population to be 2,907. The 2000 census found that the town had 1,715 residents.


Afton has a public library, a branch of the Lincoln County Public Library System.Public education in the town of Afton is provided by Lincoln County School District #2. Zoned campuses include Aftan Elementary School (grades K-3), Osmond Elementary School, Thayne Elementary School and Etna Elementary School. Star Valley Middle School (grades 78), and Star Valley High School (grade 912) is also zoned to the town. The town is home to the Aftonsville High School, which is a junior high and senior high school. The school is a part of the Lincoln County Public School System. It is located in the center of the town, near the intersection of Highway 46 and State Route 9. The AftON High School football team won the state championship in 2010. The team also won the district championship in 2011. The high school's football team also placed second in the state in the 2010-11 school year. It was the first time the school had done so in the history of the district. The district also won a state title in the 2007-08 school year, the first year the district had been in existence. The last time the district won a district championship was in the 1980-81 school year (the first year it was in existence). The district has a history of winning the state title since it was founded in 1959. It has also won two state championships in the 1970s and 1981-82.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming = 96.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 77. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Afton = 4.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 17,070 individuals with a median age of 31.1 age the population grows by 7.86% in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 459.79 residents per square mile of area (177.53/km²). There are average 2.6 people per household in the 746 households with an average household income of $48,672 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -1.49% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.22%. The number of physicians in Afton per 100,000 population = 77.4.


The annual rainfall in Afton = 17.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 74 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 105. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 208. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 69, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming which are owned by the occupant = 64.12%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $132,460 and home appreciation of -4.81%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.75 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,267 per student. There are 14.2 students for each teacher in the school, 422 students for each Librarian and 281 students for each Counselor. 6.96% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.30% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.57% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Afton's population in Lincoln County, Wyoming of 3,963 residents in 1900 has increased 4,31-fold to 17,070 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.35% female residents and 48.65% male residents live in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming.

    As of 2020 in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming are married and the remaining 35.76% are single population.

  • 24 minutes is the average time that residents in Afton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    71.00% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.76% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.45% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming, 64.12% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.73% are rented apartments, and the remaining 15.15% are vacant.

  • The 65.54% of the population in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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