Mason County WV Information


Mason County Subdivisions

Mason County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,250
Daytime Population: Workers 7,592
Daytime Population: Residents 17,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,824
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 26,559
Population in Familes 21,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 691
Population Density2 63
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,650
Average Household Income $57,637
Per Capita Income $23,702


Total Housing Units 13,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,407 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,594 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,005 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $89,773
Average Home Value $114,369


Total Households 11,001
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.23%
Households -0.18% -0.31%
Families -0.37% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.88%


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, 2017 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 Density # 24 58th
Diversity Index # 39 31st
Median Household Income # 19 67th
Per Capita Income # 15 75th

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