Home of Susanna Salter,
first female mayor in the United States
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
|• Total||0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)|
|• Land||0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,257 ft (383 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||499|
|• Density||760/sq mi (290/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-02250 |
|GNIS feature ID||0470186 |
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 501 people, 216 households, and 135 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.1 inhabitants per square mile (293.1/km2). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 369.7 per square mile (142.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 216 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 534 people, 225 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density 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, 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 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 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, former mayor of Argonia, became the first woman elected mayor in the United States in 1887
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- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 305.
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- .Susanna Madora Salter-First Woman Mayor (Kansas Collection-Kansas Historical Quarterlies)
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