Argyle is a village in the town of Argyle in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village population was 306 at the 2010 census. The Village and Town are named after Argyllshire, Scotland (now Argyll and Bute, Scotland). Many of the original setters came from Scotland and settled here in the mid-1700s. German, Irish, Dutch and Polish settlers were also attracted to this area. The 1800s found Argyle residents active in the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement. The Moses Kill provided waterpower for mills in the village. The early 1900s brought a library and running water to residents, who proudly served their country in times of war. Today, the village is considered home by the descendants of these folks and newcomers alike.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km). None of the area is covered with water.
Argyle is located on NY Route 40; a north-south state highway which runs thru both the town and village of Argyle. NY Route 197 an east-west state highway crosses the Hudson River at nearby Fort Edward and ends in the village at a junction with NY Route 40. The Moses Kill, a stream where early settlers built small mills, flows through the village crossing underneath NY Route 197 before eventually emptying into the Hudson River south of Fort Edward.
As of the census of 2000, there were 289 people, 118 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 810.9 people per square mile (310.0/km). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 370.4 per square mile (141.6/km). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 1.73% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.
There were 118 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $24,792 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,396. About 8.8% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.9% of those sixty five or over.