Mound City, Kansas

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Mound City, Kansas
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
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLinn
Founded1855
Incorporated1871
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorMat Casner
Area
 • Total1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 • Total694
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
680
 • Density550/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66056
Area code913
FIPS code20-48750[4]
GNIS ID0477909[5]
Websitemoundcity.org

Mound City is a city in Linn County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Linn County. In 2010, 694 people lived there.[7] It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.[8]

History[change | change source]

Mound City was created in 1855. It was named from Sugar Mound nearby, a hill covered with sugar maple trees.[9]

During the Civil War, a military post was created at Mound City. On October 25, 1864, Mound City was attacked twice by Confederates retreating south. They were retreating after their defeat at the Battle of Westport. The military post was closed in June 1865 after the end of the war.

Geography[change | change source]

Mound City is at 38°8′31″N 94°48′44″W / 38.14194°N 94.81222°W / 38.14194; -94.81222 (38.142026, -94.812186).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2). Of that, 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Mound City has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system, Mound City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870645
1880443−31.3%
1890888100.5%
1900809−8.9%
1910698−13.7%
19207203.2%
1930655−9.0%
19407037.3%
19507070.6%
1960661−6.5%
19707148.0%
19807555.7%
19907894.5%
20008214.1%
2010694−15.5%
Est. 2016680[3]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 694 people, 297 households, and 177 families living in Mound City.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Mound City is served by Jayhawk USD 346. The district high school is Jayhawk-Linn High School.[12]

Before school unification, the Mound City High School mascot was the Eagles.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. https://www.marc.org/Data-Economy/Metrodataline/General-Information/Statistical-Areas
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 329.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Mound City, Kansas
  12. "Jayhawk USD 346". USD 346. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  13. "Mound City High School". E-YEARBOOK.COM. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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