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Archie, Missouri
Location of Archie, Missouri
Location of Archie, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
 • Total 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
833 ft (254 m)
 • Total 1,170
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,040.69/sq mi (401.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-01702
GNIS feature ID 0713374

Archie is a city in southern Cass County, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area within the United States. The population was 1,170 at the 2010 census.


Archie is located at 38°28′57″N 94°21′9″W / 38.48250°N 94.35250°W / 38.48250; -94.35250 (38.482566, -94.352586).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which, 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 278
1900 285 2.5%
1910 246 −13.7%
1920 250 1.6%
1930 253 1.2%
1940 293 15.8%
1950 300 2.4%
1960 348 16.0%
1970 525 50.9%
1980 753 43.4%
1990 799 6.1%
2000 890 11.4%
2010 1,170 31.5%
2019 (est.) 1,202 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,170 people, 441 households, and 317 families living in the city. The population density was 1,008.6 inhabitants per square mile (389.4/km2). There were 485 housing units at an average density of 418.1 per square mile (161.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 441 households, of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 33.2 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.


Archie hosts an annual tractor pull in September, which is now in its 28th year.

Archie also hosts the longest running high school basketball tournament in the state, which is nearing the 90th year.


Archie was platted in 1880, and named after Archie Talmadge, the son of a railroad official. A post office has been in operation at Archie since 1880.

On August 10, 1932 a meteorite fell near Archie that received national attention. A fragment is on display in the Smithsonian' s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. The name of the meteorite is "Archie". [1]


Archie (Cass County R-V) School District operates a PreK-12 system that largely sits on one site, including the elementary and middle school, and Archie High School. The district's athletics "dome" serves as the community storm shelter. The outdoor Athletics Complex sits approximately one-mile west of the main district site.

Archie has a public library, a branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Vicky Hartzler, Member of the United States House of Representatives , representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District since 2011
  • Oad Swigart, baseball player
  • Glenn Wright, major league baseball player; shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

See also

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