Mound City, IL


Mound City is a city located in Pulaski County, Illinois, along the Ohio River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 692. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.


Mound City is located at 37°5'8" North, 89°9'47" West (37.085624, -89.163054).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 km2 (0.8 mi2). 1.8 km2 (0.7 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 6.58% water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 692 people, 279 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 376.3/km2 (973.5/mi2). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 173.5/km2 (448.8/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 49.57% White, 49.57% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 279 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.5% were married couples living together, 30.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% 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 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 71.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,607, and the median income for a family was $22,143. Males had a median income of $35,469 versus $15,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,020. 39.3% of the population and 35.5% of families were below the poverty line. 47.5% of those under the age of 18 and 26.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

See also

  • List of cities and towns along the Ohio River