Argonia, Kansas

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Argonia, Kansas
Home of Susanna M. Salter, first female mayor in the United States
Home of Susanna M. Salter,
first female mayor in the United States
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°15′55″N 97°45′58″W / 37.26528°N 97.76611°W / 37.26528; -97.76611Coordinates: 37°15′55″N 97°45′58″W / 37.26528°N 97.76611°W / 37.26528; -97.76611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySumner
Area
 • Total0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,257 ft (383 m)
Population
 • Total501
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
482
 • Density760/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67004
Area code620
FIPS code20-02250 [4]
GNIS feature ID0470186 [5]
WebsiteCity Website

Argonia is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 501 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Argonia was created in 1881. It was named after the ship Argo in Greek mythology.[7] In 1887, Susanna M. Salter became the first woman to win political office in United States history; she was elected Mayor of Argonia.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Argonia is at 37°15′55″N 97°45′58″W / 37.26528°N 97.76611°W / 37.26528; -97.76611 (37.265299, -97.766123).[9] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890376
1900309−17.8%
191046650.8%
19204782.6%
193054614.2%
1940532−2.6%
19505625.6%
1960553−1.6%
19705916.9%
1980587−0.7%
1990529−9.9%
20005340.9%
2010501−6.2%
Est. 2016482[3]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 501 people, 216 households, and 135 families living in Argonia.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Argonia is part of the Argonia USD 359 school district.[10]

Famous people[change | change source]

  • Susanna M. Salter, former mayor of Argonia, became the first woman elected mayor in the United States in 1887.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 305.
  8. Susanna Salter, Emily Taylor Centre, Retrieved 11 January 2017
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. "Argonia USD 359". USD 359. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  11. Susanna Madora Salter-First Woman Mayor (Kansas Collection-Kansas Historical Quarterlies)

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