Mound Valley, Kansas
|Mound Valley, Kansas|
Location within Labette County and Kansas
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
|• Total||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Land||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||833 ft (254 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||386|
|• Density||630/sq mi (240/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0469430|
Mound Valley was founded in 1869. It was named from mound-like hills in the vicinity.
The first post office in Mound Valley was established in May 1870. Mound Valley was incorporated as a city in 1871. The town was a stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad line from the 1886 to the 1970s.
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 Valley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 407 people, 170 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 626.2 inhabitants per square mile (241.8/km2). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 310.8 per square mile (120.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 2.2% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
There were 170 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 418 people, 168 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 636.5 people per square mile (244.5/km2). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 289.3 per square mile (111.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.26% White, 2.15% Native American, 1.67% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.
There were 168 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,542, and the median income for a family was $35,481. Males had a median income of $21,488 versus $13,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,252. About 21.5% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
- George Pepperdine, philanthropist, founder of Pepperdine University and Western Auto
- James Wesley, country music singer
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- Climate Summary for Mound Valley, Kansas
- Labette County
- History of Labette County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens; Nelson Case; Biographical Publishing Company; 846 pages; 1901. (Download 50MB PDF eBook)
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
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