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Mason, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Mason had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Mason, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 960
Population in Households 923
Population in Familes 738
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 1,642
Diversity Index3 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,906
Average Household Income $59,677
Per Capita Income $24,830

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $85,955
Average Home Value $121,934
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 422
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.1% -0.29%
Households -0.17% -0.33%
Families 0.35% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2018 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 # 80 80th
Diversity Index # 228 44th
Median Household Income # 293 28th
Per Capita Income # 105 74th

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