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Afton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Afton had a population of 837 as of July 1, 2019. Afton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Afton is located at latitude 42.2281 and longitude -75.5266 in Chenango County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Afton encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Chenango County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The Village of Afton (GNIS ID: 2391501) 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.

The Village of Afton is located within Town of Afton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chenango County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Afton: South Bainbridge.

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Afton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Afton, NY Housing Affordability Index is 228
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Afton, NY Wealth Index is 58
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 837 (100%)
Population in Households 837 (100.0%)
Population in Families 663 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 548
Diversity Index2 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,778
Average Household Income $58,761
Per Capita Income $24,196
Wealth Index4 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 294 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $104,478
Housing Affordability Index3 228
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.08% -0.26%
Households 0.19% -0.25%
Families 2.2% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Afton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Afton to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 879 27th
Population Density # 906 24th
Diversity Index # 894 25th
Median Household Income # 1011 15th
Per Capita Income # 990 17th

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