is a city in Sumner County
Sumner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The county's population was 24,132 for the 2010 census. Its county seat is Wellington. Sumner County is part of the Wichita, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named in honor of Charles Sumner, a U.S...
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, United States
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. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 501.
Argonia is located at 37°15′55"N 97°45′58"W (37.265299, -97.766123). According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 534 people, 225 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 818.4 people per square mile (317.2/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 390.8 per square mile (151.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.82% White, 0.37% African American, 0.37% from other races
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, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.
There were 225 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples
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living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,125, and the median income for a family was $38,625. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $16,060. About 8.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.
- Susanna M. Salter
Susanna Madora "Dora" Salter was a U.S. politician and activist. She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected as mayor and the first woman elected to any political office in the United States....
, former mayor of Argonia, became the first woman elected mayor in the United States in 1887