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Blue Mound, Kansas
Location within Linn County and Kansas
Location within Linn County and Kansas
KDOT map of Linn County (legend)
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Linn
Platted 1882
Incorporated 1884
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 275
 • Estimate 
(2019)
270
 • Density 424.53/sq mi (163.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66010
Area code 913
FIPS code 20-07600
GNIS ID 0478149

Blue Mound is a city in Linn County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 275.

History

Blue Mound was laid out in 1882. It was named by its first postmaster, John Quincy Adams, because from a distance its elevation is said to look blue.

Geography

Blue Mound is located at 38°5′25″N 95°0′30″W / 38.09028°N 95.00833°W / 38.09028; -95.00833 (38.090283, -95.008409). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 689
1900 738 7.1%
1910 596 −19.2%
1920 570 −4.4%
1930 545 −4.4%
1940 449 −17.6%
1950 424 −5.6%
1960 319 −24.8%
1970 308 −3.4%
1980 319 3.6%
1990 251 −21.3%
2000 277 10.4%
2010 275 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 270 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 275 people, 111 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 436.5 inhabitants per square mile (168.5/km2). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 198.4 per square mile (76.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races.

There were 111 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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