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Mason, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Mason had a population of 950 as of July 1, 2017. Mason ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mason is located at latitude 39.0165 and longitude -82.033 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mason (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Town of Mason (GNIS ID: 2391289) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mason is located within Waggener District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mason population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mason: Mason City, Waggeners Bottom.

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


Total Population 950
Daytime Population: Workers 819
Daytime Population: Residents 584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,403
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 912
Population in Familes 732
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 1,625
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $34,111
Average Household Income $62,805
Per Capita Income $26,069


Total Housing Units 480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $82,432
Average Home Value $115,017


Total Households 418
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 277
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 -0.26% -0.32%
Households -0.33% -0.39%
Families 0.25% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Mason, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mason to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 160 61st
Population Density # 81 80th
Diversity Index # 210 49th
Median Household Income # 287 29th
Per Capita Income # 67 84th

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