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Mound City, Kansas
Linn County Kansas Courthouse (2020)
Linn County Kansas Courthouse (2020)
Location within Linn County and Kansas
Location within Linn County and Kansas
KDOT map of Linn County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°8′31″N 94°48′44″W / 38.14194°N 94.81222°W / 38.14194; -94.81222Coordinates: 38°8′31″N 94°48′44″W / 38.14194°N 94.81222°W / 38.14194; -94.81222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Linn
Founded 1855
Incorporated 1871
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 694
 • Estimate 
(2019)
678
 • Density 586.51/sq mi (226.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66056
Area code 913
FIPS code 20-48750
GNIS ID 0477909

Mound City is a city in and the county seat of Linn County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 694.

History

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.

Geography

Mound City is located at 38°8′31″N 94°48′44″W / 38.14194°N 94.81222°W / 38.14194; -94.81222 (38.142026, -94.812186). According to the 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.

Climate

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 645
1880 443 −31.3%
1890 888 100.5%
1900 809 −8.9%
1910 698 −13.7%
1920 720 3.2%
1930 655 −9.0%
1940 703 7.3%
1950 707 0.6%
1960 661 −6.5%
1970 714 8.0%
1980 755 5.7%
1990 789 4.5%
2000 821 4.1%
2010 694 −15.5%
2019 (est.) 678 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Education

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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