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The Village of Argenta had a population of 894 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Argenta is located at latitude 39.9851 and longitude -88.8202 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Argenta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The Village of Argenta (GNIS ID: 2397982) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Argenta is located within Township of Friends Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Argenta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Argenta, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 894
Daytime Population: Workers 261
Daytime Population: Residents 405
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 894
Population in Familes 778
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,362
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $58,306
Average Household Income $72,145
Per Capita Income $28,642


Total Housing Units 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $94,333
Average Home Value $130,381


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 267
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.79% -0.98%
Households -0.64% -0.85%
Families -0.2% -0.99%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Argenta, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Argenta to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 747 45th
Population Density # 543 60th
Diversity Index # 992 27th
Median Household Income # 491 64th
Per Capita Income # 518 62nd

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