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Argo, Alabama
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Location of Argo in Jefferson County and St. Clair County, Alabama.
Location of Argo in Jefferson County and St. Clair County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties St. Clair, Jefferson
Area
 • Total 10.70 sq mi (27.72 km2)
 • Land 10.65 sq mi (27.57 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,368
 • Density 410.29/sq mi (158.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area codes 205 & 659
FIPS code 01-02320
GNIS feature ID 0156000

Argo is a town in Jefferson and St. Clair counties, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1987. At the 2020 census, the population was 4,368.

Geography

Argo is located at 33°42′1″N 86°30′44″W / 33.70028°N 86.51222°W / 33.70028; -86.51222 (33.700210, -86.512357).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.3 square miles (32 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.81%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 930
2000 1,780 91.4%
2010 4,071 128.7%
2020 4,368 7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Argo first appeared on the 1990 U.S. Census as an incorporated town.

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 4,071 people, 1,393 households, and 583 families living in the town. The population density is 333.7 people per square mile (129.2/km2). There were 1,492 housing units at an average density of 122.3 per square mile (47.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.1% White, 3.6% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.3% from two or more races. 0.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,393 households 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.0% of households were one person and 4.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.22.

The age distribution was 29.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% 65 or older. The median age was 34.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median household income was $53,917 and the median family income was $60,313. Males had a median income of $39,000 versus $35,072 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,409. About 8.2% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Argo racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,706 84.84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 318 7.28%
Native American 11 0.25%
Asian 18 0.41%
Other/Mixed 220 5.04%
Hispanic or Latino 95 2.17%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,368 people, 1,348 households, and 1,146 families residing in the town.

Historic Demographics

Census
Year
Population &
Racial
Majority
State
Place
Rank
Jefferson
County
Place
Rank
St. Clair
County
Place
Rank
White, Non-
Hispanic
Black Hispanic Native
American
Asian Pacific
Islander
Other 2 or More
Races
1990 930 (-) 267th (-) 38th (-) 9th (-)
2000 1,780 ↑ 211th 45th 6th 1,750 ↑ 98.3% 3 (-) 0.2% 13 (-) 0.7% 1 (-) 0.0% 1 (-) 0.0% 1 (-) 0.0% 15 (-) 0.8%
2010 4,071 134th 44th 5th 3,816 ↑ 93.7% 1483.6% 22 ↑ 0.5% 160.4% 140.3% 60.1% 4 (-) 0.1% 511.3%

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