Argyle is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,204 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Argyle is the 462nd largest community in Texas. Argyle has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Argyle, where the median household income is $146,667.00.
Argyle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Argyle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Argyle is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Argyle is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Argyle who work in management occupations (34.45%), sales jobs (19.62%), and office and administrative support (7.26%).
Also of interest is that Argyle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Argyle is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Argyle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Argyle’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Argyle is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Argyle, the average commute to work is 32.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Argyle doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Argyle, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Argyle is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.98% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Argyle in 2010 was $70,220, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $280,880 for a family of four.
The people who call Argyle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Argyle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Argyle include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Argyle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.