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Argyle, Wisconsin
Argyle Community Building and Public Library
Argyle Community Building and Public Library
Location of Argyle in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
Location of Argyle in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Lafayette
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
807 ft (246 m)
 • Total 857
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,289.35/sq mi (498.05/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-02675
GNIS feature ID 1582710

Argyle is a village in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 857 at the 2010 census, up from 823 at the 2000 census. The village is located within the Town of Argyle.


Argyle is located at 42°42′07″N 89°51′59″W / 42.701827°N 89.866408°W / 42.701827; -89.866408 (42.701827, -89.866408).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land. The East Branch Pecatonica River flows through this area.


The village has its origins from its being a convenient ford for crossing the East Branch Pecatonica River. The first settler named it for the Duke of Argyll who had sponsored his coming to the United States. The village's original settlers were dominantly from New England, Norway and Ireland, which is reflected in the village's three oldest churches, Argyle Methodist Church (UMC), Argyle Lutheran Church (ELCA), and St. Joseph's Catholic Church.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 322
1890 411 27.6%
1910 603
1920 701 16.3%
1930 692 −1.3%
1940 735 6.2%
1950 702 −4.5%
1960 786 12.0%
1970 673 −14.4%
1980 720 7.0%
1990 798 10.8%
2000 823 3.1%
2010 857 4.1%
2019 (est.) 811 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 857 people, 366 households, and 223 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,382.3 inhabitants per square mile (533.7/km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 633.9 per square mile (244.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 366 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Historic landmarks

Star Theatre, Argyle, WI
Star Theatre

The Star Theatre in Argyle is on the National Register of Historic Places.


The elementary school, middle school, and high school in Argyle are in one building located in the northwest part of the village. Enrollment in the elementary school is about 120 students, with about 180 students in the middle and high school.

Notable people

  • Byron Andrews (1852-1910), journalist for Chicago Inter-Ocean newspaper, part owner of National Tribune Publishing Co. in Washington, D.C., Private corresponding secretary to U.S. Pres. Ulysses S. Grant during Industrial Excursions to Mexico and Cuba
  • Robert La Follette, Sr. (1855-1925), 20th Governor of Wisconsin, United States Senator, and candidate for President of the United States (Progressive Party) lived in Argyle.
  • James U. Goodman (1872-1953), Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Argyle.
  • Martin O. Monson (1885-1969), Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Argyle.
  • S. Dell Penniston 1870-1961), Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Argyle.

See also

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