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Post office in the community of Argonne
Location of Argonne, Wisconsin
|• Total||108.3 sq mi (280.5 km2)|
|• Land||108.2 sq mi (280.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||1,663 ft (507 m)|
|• Density||4.728/sq mi (1.8253/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1582709|
Argonne is a town in Forest County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 512 at the 2010 census. The census-designated place of Argonne is located in the town. The unincorporated community of Wisconsin Junction is also located in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.3 square miles (280 km2), of which 108.2 square miles (280 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.06%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 532 people, 194 households, and 135 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.9 people per square mile (1.9/km2). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 2.9 per square mile (1.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.49% White, 0.19% African American, 3.20% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.
There were 194 households, out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $40,909, and the median income for a family was $44,821. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,169. About 7.7% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Joseph D. Grandine, Wisconsin State Representative and farmer, lived in the town.
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