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Mound City, Kansas
Linn County Kansas Courthouse (2020)
|• Total||1.36 sq mi (3.51 km2)|
|• Land||1.16 sq mi (2.99 km2)|
|• Water||0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||586.51/sq mi (226.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Mound City was founded in 1855. It was named from Sugar Mound nearby, a hill covered with sugar maple trees.
During the Civil War, a military post was established at Mound City. On October 25, 1864, Mound City was attacked twice by Confederates retreating south after their defeat at the Battle of Westport. The military post was closed and abandoned in June 1865 after the end of the war.
Mound City is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), of which, 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.(38.142026, -94.812186). According to the
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mound City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 694 people, 297 households, and 177 families residing in the city. The population density was 648.6 inhabitants per square mile (250.4/km2). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 328.0 per square mile (126.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 1.0% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 297 households, of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
Mound City is served by Jayhawk USD 346. The district high school is Jayhawk-Linn High School.
Prior to school unification, the Mound City High School mascot was Eagles.
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