Mason County WV Information


Mason County Subdivisions

Mason County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,626
Population in Households 26,991
Population in Familes 22,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 635
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 11,149
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 7,555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,515 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,634 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,978 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $86,614
Average Home Value $113,520


Median Household Income $39,387
Average Household Income $55,718
Per Capita Income $22,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.02%
Households 0.0% -0.04%
Families -0.2% -0.17%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mason County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mason County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 60th
Population Density1 # 24 58th
Diversity Index2 # 39 31st
Median Household Income # 18 69th
Per Capita Income # 13 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.