Argenta, Illinois

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Argenta, Illinois

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High Points

Argenta strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Argenta People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 9% Argenta Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Argenta Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Argenta, Illinois

Comparing Argenta to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 8
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 4 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Argenta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 62501
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.981
Longitude -88.822

Argenta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Argenta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 921 100%
Male 461 50.1%
Female 460 49.9%
Under 18 244 26.5%
18+ 677 73.5%
65+ 118 12.8%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.96
White 914 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Argenta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 852
Growth -69
Growth % -7.5%

Argenta Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.9%
US/American 20.3%
English 15.2%
Irish 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
Italian 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
British 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Argenta, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Newburg (62501)
Oakley (62501)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Argenta 921 $49,028
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Cisco 264 $43,750
Forsyth 2,434 $81,211
Maroa 1,654 $46,908
Oreana 892 $58,229
Weldon 440 $46,000

Argenta Public Libraries

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Argenta, Illinois
(217) 795-2144

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Argenta High Schools (2004)

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Serves 304 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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