Moundridge is a city in McPherson County, Kansas. The population was 1,593 at the time of the 2000 census. The city is home to the the Moundridge Depot Museum and the Black Kettle Festival. Moundridge is located along Old Highway 81, just West of I-135 about 14 miles South east of McPherson.


The Early History of Moundridge
by Frank W. Blackmar (1912)
Moundridge, an incorporated town in McPherson county, is a station on the McPherson & Eldorado branch of the Missouri Pacific R. R. 15 miles southeast of McPherson, the county seat. It has a steam roller flour mill with a capacity of 300 barrels per day, 3 large grain elevators, 2 banks, a weekly newspaper (the Journal), an opera house, and a score or more well stocked retail stores. The town is supplied with telegraphic communications, has an express office, telephone connections, and an international money order postoffice with four rural routes. The population according to the census of 1910 was 626. The famous Santa Fe trail passed a little to the northwest of Moundridge.

Moundridge is located at 38°12'9N, 97°31'7W (38.202497, -97.518506). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²), all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,593 people, 647 households, and 419 families residing in the city. The population density was 585.8/km² (1,519.6/mi²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 250.4/km² (649.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.24% White, 0.50% African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 647 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,644, and the median income for a family was $44,934. Males had a median income of $34,038 versus $20,223 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,263. About 2.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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