Mason City, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,181 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.7%
 
Males: 1,026  (47.1%)
Females: 1,155  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62664.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,498 (it was $35,615 in 2000)
Mason City:

$37,498
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,589 (it was $18,411 in 2000)

Mason City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,272 (it was $58,500 in 2000)
Mason City:

$82,272
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,730; detached houses: $95,349; mobile homes: $22,964

Median gross rent in 2017: $567.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mason City: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.3%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Mason City, IL (2010)
    • 2,29598.0%White alone
    • 231.0%Hispanic
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

Races in Mason City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Mason City, Illinois as of August 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mason City is 206 to 1.


Crime rates in Mason City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(199.0)
5
(202.2)
4
(164.3)
2
(84.0)
2
(84.6)
2
(87.8)
N/A7
(324.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
23
(1,010)
N/A0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(1,035)
26
(1,051)
36
(1,479)
32
(1,345)
30
(1,268)
0
(0.0)
N/A4
(185.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(557.3)
20
(808.7)
21
(862.8)
8
(336.1)
11
(465.1)
8
(351.2)
N/A6
(277.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(756.4)
24
(970.5)
25
(1,027)
19
(798.3)
24
(1,015)
19
(834.1)
N/A19
(880.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(46.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(80.9)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)435.5467.4532.0391.6394.5431.1417.9354.8

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City-data.com crime index in Mason City, IL

Crime rate in Mason City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Illinois average:

2.76
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Ancestries: German (29.4%), American (19.1%), Irish (10.7%), English (7.6%), European (5.1%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/23/1872

Elevation: 575 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 2,216 people per square mile   (low).

Mason City, Illinois map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,677 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,495 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (29.1 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (112.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (154.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

New Holland, IL (2.5 miles ),
Easton, IL (2.8 miles ),
San Jose, IL (2.9 miles ),
Greenview, IL (2.9 miles ),
Middletown, IL (3.0 miles ),
Emden, IL (3.6 miles ),
Forest City, IL (3.7 miles ),
Hartsburg, IL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.20 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Mason City, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mason City, IL in 2017
Mason City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $201,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason City, IL residents
Average permit cost in Mason City, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Mason City, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Machinery (9.8%)
  • Truck transportation (7.3%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Mason City, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Mason City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mason City, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 26.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 2.64. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.64
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Mason City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Mason City city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason City-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from Mason City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Mason City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mason City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mason City:

  • MASON CITY AREA NURSING HOME (520 NORTH PRICE AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mason City:

  • MENARD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMEN (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; PETERSBURG, IL)
  • MENARD CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PETERSBURG, IL)

Amtrak station near Mason City:

  • 19 miles: LINCOLN (BROADWAY AT CHICAGO ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason City:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 34 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 34 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Bradley University (about 35 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 36 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 43 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Heartland Community College (about 43 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 43 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)

Public high school in Mason City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mason City:

See full list of schools located in Mason City

Library in Mason City:

  • MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $146,969; Location: 820 WEST CHESTNUT STREET; 20,998 books; 359 audio materials; 1,007 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Home of Vic Wunderle the 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist in Archery

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mason City: Mason County Ambulance Service (A), Mason City City Hall (B), Mason City Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mason City include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), First Baptist Church of Mason City (B), First Christian Church (C), Mason City United Methodist Church (D), Saint Columba Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mason City include: Tourist Park (1), Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gordon Buehrig - (1904-1990), automobile designer.

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mason City and their reported violations in the past:

FOUR WILLOWS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
79 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Mason City (2011 data):

  • 1st State Bank of Mason City: 1st State Bank Of Mason City at 123 West Elm Street, branch established on 1977/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $24.9 mil, Deposits: $21.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Firstate Bancorp, Inc.
  • Mason City National Bank: at 104 West Pine Street, branch established on 1944/10/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $72.2 mil, Deposits: $61.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mason City Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mason City:

Marital status in Mason City, IL
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Mason City:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mason City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mason City, IL (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,13419
Mainline Protestant2,66510
Catholic6852
Other961
None8,086-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Mason County:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mason County:

12.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mason City:

48.8%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mason City:

46.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Mason City:

28.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mason City:

16.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mason City:

31.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mason City, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$22,712$54,5090$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,450$37,8000$0
Water Supply 3$10,459$41,8360$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,946$35,3520$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$5,236
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$45,567$45,56710$5,236

Mason City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $340,000 ($155.89)
    Central Staff Services: $305,000 ($139.84)
    Police Protection: $247,000 ($113.25)
    Regular Highways: $199,000 ($91.24)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($30.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($27.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $458,000 ($210.00)

Mason City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $136,000 ($62.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($32.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($1.83)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $690,000 ($316.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $405,000 ($185.69)
    Highways: $71,000 ($32.55)
  • Tax - Property: $270,000 ($123.80)
    Other License: $47,000 ($21.55)

Mason City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,415,000 ($1107.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,306,000 ($1057.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($49.98)

Mason City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,092,000 ($500.69)

4.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tazewell County, IL  1.52% ($29,012 average AGI)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.48% ($38,885)

Businesses in Mason City, IL

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason City:

  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLM (1370 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason City:

  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mason City:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.3mTotal length
  • 3,825Total average daily traffic
  • 706Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,191Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mason City, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mason City, IL

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 36 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Mason City, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.9%), and Structure Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mason City, IL
    • 10140.9%Outside Fires
    • 8936.0%Structure Fires
    • 3715.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 208.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mason City, IL
Most common first names in Mason City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5277.2 years
Mary4078.8 years
James2673.0 years
Helen2478.8 years
Robert2175.6 years
William2177.5 years
Henry1980.8 years
Margaret1878.1 years
George1778.0 years
Charles1777.3 years
Most common last names in Mason City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
List1776.2 years
Thomas1477.5 years
Smith1481.1 years
Mangold1385.6 years
Skaggs1178.2 years
Becker1178.6 years
Ingersoll1179.5 years
Pottorf1080.6 years
Tomlin1084.6 years
Mccreery985.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mason City, IL
  • 79.6%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mason City, IL
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 43.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Mason City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.