Mound City, Illinois

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Mound City is a city located along the Ohio River in Pulaski County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 692. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.[1]



Mound City is located at 37°5′8″N 89°9′47″W / 37.08556°N 89.16306°W / 37.08556; -89.16306 (37.085624, -89.163054).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (6.58%) is water. The majority of the Native American burial mounds that gave this city its name have been destroyed.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 692 people, 279 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.5 people per square mile (376.3/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 448.8/sq mi (173.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.57% White, 49.57% African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

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.

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