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Argonia, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Argonia had a population of 463 as of July 1, 2020. Argonia ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Argonia is located at latitude 37.2659 and longitude -97.7656 in Sumner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Argonia encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Argonia (GNIS ID: 2393981) 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 City of Argonia is located within Township of Dixon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sumner County.


Argonia, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 463 (100%)
Population in Households 463 (100.0%)
Population in Families 373 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 659
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $54,067
Average Household Income $61,189
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $26,608
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $88,542
Average Home Value $108,904
Housing Affordability Index3 309


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.77% -0.92%
Households -0.6% -0.9%
Families -0.44% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.98%


Argonia, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Argonia to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 303 55th
Population Density # 400 41st
Median Household Income # 270 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 515 77th
Per Capita Income # 377 44th
Diversity Index # 528 22nd

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