Mound is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 9,336 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mound is the 100th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mound is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mound is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mound who work in office and administrative support (14.50%), management occupations (14.25%), and sales jobs (13.12%).
Also of interest is that Mound has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Mound is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Mound is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mound really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mound perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The citizens of Mound are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.25% of adults in Mound have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mound in 2010 was $40,867, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,468 for a family of four. However, Mound contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mound home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mound residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mound include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Mound is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.