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Argo, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Argo had a population of 4,346 as of July 1, 2016. Argo ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Argo is located at latitude 33.6916 and longitude -86.5038 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Argo (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 814 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Argo are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and St. Clair County.

The Town of Argo (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Argo is located within Springville Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Argo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Argo, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,346
Population in Households 4,344
Population in Familes 3,907
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 404
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,189
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,281 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $159,122
Average Home Value $178,689


Median Household Income $57,135
Average Household Income $63,865
Per Capita Income $22,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.03%
Households 1.0% 1.03%
Families 0.47% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Argo, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Argo to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 78th
Population Density1 # 186 68th
Diversity Index2 # 469 20th
Median Household Income # 50 92nd
Per Capita Income # 159 73rd

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