Blue Mound is a city in Linn County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 275. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Blue Mound is located at 38°5′25″N 95°0′30″W / 38.09028°N 95.00833°W / 38.09028; -95.00833 (38.090283, -95.008409). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 275 people, 111 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 436.5 inhabitants per square mile (168.5/km). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 198.4 per square mile (76.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races.
There were 111 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 3.00.
The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 277 people, 116 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 437.0 people per square mile (169.8/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 214.6 per square mile (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.56% White, 0.72% Native American, and 0.72% from two or more races.
There were 116 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% 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 3.16.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,364, and the median income for a family was $41,500. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $15,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,650. About 12.5% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.8% of those sixty five or over.