Mason, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 8,409 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.2%
Males: 4,416  (52.5%)
Females: 3,993  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48854.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,164 (it was $41,790 in 2000)
Mason:

$52,164
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,946 (it was $20,866 in 2000)

Mason city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,828 (it was $103,100 in 2000)
Mason:

$141,828
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,852; detached houses: $164,729; townhouses or other attached units: $205,902; in 2-unit structures: $183,965; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,249; mobile homes: $18,320

Median gross rent in 2017: $923.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mason: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.5% for American Indian residents, 53.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mason, MI (2017)
    • 7,14184.0%White alone
    • 5636.6%Hispanic
    • 3544.2%Black alone
    • 1962.3%Two or more races
    • 1021.2%Asian alone
    • 290.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Mason, Michigan as of February 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mason is 264 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Mason by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(50.8)
3
(37.7)
4
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.5)
2
(24.3)
4
(48.3)
2
(24.3)
3
(36.3)
2
(24.0)
2
(23.6)
6
(71.3)
6
(71.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(25.4)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.1)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(165.1)
16
(200.9)
12
(145.1)
8
(97.5)
6
(73.4)
15
(181.9)
5
(60.4)
4
(48.5)
4
(48.4)
10
(120.0)
7
(82.7)
16
(190.1)
20
(237.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(215.8)
25
(313.9)
37
(447.5)
14
(170.6)
15
(183.6)
20
(242.5)
20
(241.6)
34
(412.3)
12
(145.1)
16
(192.0)
27
(319.1)
12
(142.6)
15
(177.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
181
(2,298)
214
(2,687)
164
(1,983)
165
(2,011)
125
(1,530)
123
(1,492)
96
(1,160)
122
(1,480)
91
(1,100)
95
(1,140)
133
(1,572)
146
(1,734)
124
(1,471)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(38.1)
5
(62.8)
8
(96.7)
6
(73.1)
3
(36.7)
4
(48.5)
2
(24.2)
11
(133.4)
1
(12.1)
4
(48.0)
4
(47.3)
11
(130.7)
4
(47.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.5)
2
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)191.3208.5189.7125.1111.3160.6116.0131.593.8106.1128.0188.4179.5

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City-data.com crime index in Mason, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (15.5%), American (13.3%), Irish (8.9%), English (7.4%), French Canadian (3.1%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,837 people per square mile   (low).

Mason, Michigan map

223 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

This city:

2.6%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,006 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,300 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lansing, MI (11.0 miles , pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (69.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (173.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Holt, MI (2.4 miles ),
Dansville, MI (2.7 miles ),
Leslie, MI (3.0 miles ),
Okemos, MI (3.0 miles ),
Lansing, MI (3.3 miles ),
Williamston, MI (3.3 miles ),
East Lansing, MI (3.3 miles ),
Dimondale, MI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 84.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +516 (+6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 811 (21.3%)

Area code: 517

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $236,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $225,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason, MI residents
Average permit cost in Mason, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Mason, MI
Historical housing units in Mason, MI
Most common industries in Mason, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Mason, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Child care workers (3.2%)

Average climate in Mason, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mason, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.5. This is about average.

City:

65.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.22
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.684. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.684
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Mason city center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from Mason center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 337.9 miles away from Mason center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 303.8 miles away from the 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 316.4 miles away from the 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 Ingham County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mason topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mason:

  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE (865 SOUTH CEDAR STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE L L C (865 SOUTH CEDAR STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mason:

  • HOLT SENIOR CARE AND REHAB CENTER, L L C (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HOLT, MI)
  • AMICARE HHS/CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; OKEMOS, MI)
  • ELITE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; OKEMOS, MI)
  • KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; OKEMOS, MI)
  • PINNACLE SENIOR CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; OKEMOS, MI)
  • SENIOR NURSING CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HOLT, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF LANSING (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LANSING, MI)

Airports located in Mason:

See details about airports located in Mason, MI

Amtrak station near Mason:

  • 10 miles: EAST LANSING (1240 S. HARRISON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • Michigan State University (about 11 miles; East Lansing, MI; Full-time enrollment: 41,736)
  • Lansing Community College (about 13 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 27 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 29 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 32 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,081)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 41 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (about 42 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 39,547)

Public high schools in Mason:

  • MASON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,069, Location: 1001 SOUTH BARNES ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • HEARTWOOD SCHOOL (Location: 625 HAGADORN RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • SLC/EVERGREEN (Location: 611 HAGADORN RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • SCHOOL TO WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM (Location: 611 HAGADORN RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mason:

See full list of schools located in Mason

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lansing Community College has about 19,000 students. See http://www.lcc.edu/about/facts/demographics.htm

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mason: Ingham County Fairgrounds (A), Mason Library (B), Mason City Hall (C), Mason Police Department (D), Mason Fire Department (E), Mason Area Historical Museum (F), Ingham County Sheriff's Department (G), Ingham County Courthouse (H), City of Mason James M Pelton Fire Station 1 Headquarters (I), City of Mason Fire Department Station 2 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mason include: New Life Community Church (A), Fellowship Bible Church (B), All Saints Lutheran Church (C), Saint Augustine of Canterbury Church (D), Saint James Catholic Church (E), Mason First United Methodist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church of Mason (G), Mason Assemblies of God Church (H), Mason First Church of Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Willow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mason include: Ingham County Courthouse Historical Marker (1), John Rayner House Historical Marker (2), Laylin Park (3), Bicentennial Park (4), Hayes Park (5), Griffin Park (6), Lee Austin Park (7), Bond Park (8), Rayner Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Funtyme Adventure Parks (Amusement & Theme Parks; 800 Hogsback Road).

Hotel: Heb's Inn & Motel (575 North Cedar Street).

Court: Ingham County - 55th District Court (700 Buhl Street).

Birthplace of: Doug DeMartin - Footballer, Alan Curtis (harpsichordist) - Musician, Kristin Haynie - Basketball player.

Ingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

JEAN R ANDERSON VFW POST #7309 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE LANSING PARK NORTH WHITE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
VILLAGE ICE CREAM (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (2 times from AUG-06-2009 to AUG-07-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WHISKEY RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KELLY AUTOMOTIVE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WILLIAM M. BURCHFIELD PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif issued (AUG-03-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
INGHAM CONSERVATION DISTRICT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
INGHAM CO. PARKS-LK. LANS. N. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mason that have no violations reported:

  • MASON NAZARENE CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MERINDORF MEATS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INGHAM CO. PARKS-MCNAMARA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Mason in 2010:

  • 677 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Mason in 2000:

  • 36 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Mason (2011 data):

  • Mason State Bank: Cedar Street Branch at 661 North Cedar Street, branch established on 1965/07/09; at 322 South Jefferson Street, branch established on 1886/06/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $121.7 mil, Deposits: $79.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Capital Directions, Inc.
  • The Dart Bank: at 368 South Park Street, branch established on 1925/05/01. Info updated 2008/11/14: Bank assets: $272.4 mil, Deposits: $219.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Dart Financial Corporation
  • Independent Bank: Mason Branch at 190 Kipp Road, branch established on 1999/08/16. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Mason Branch at 606 West Columbia Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Mason:

Marital status in Mason, MI
  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Michigan average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mason, MI (based on Ingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic44,63716
Evangelical Protestant32,440130
Mainline Protestant22,06273
Other9,00036
Black Protestant3,4608
Orthodox8406
None168,456-
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: 57
Ingham County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
Ingham County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Ingham County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 197
This county:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ingham County:

8.2%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ingham County:

28.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mason:

45.9%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Mason:

29.0
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mason:

20.1%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.6%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Mason:

56.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mason, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$53,885$49,7400$0
Streets and Highways 9$38,894$51,8590$0
Sewerage 5$20,478$49,1470$0
Financial Administration 5$20,239$48,5740$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,794$62,3824$4,406
Water Supply 3$14,439$57,7560$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,031$48,1860$0
Natural Resources 1$3,884$46,6080$0
Firefighters 1$5,250$63,0000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$576$6,9120$0
Police - Other 1$2,837$34,0449$5,908
Totals for Government 45$189,307$50,48213$10,314

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,264,000 ($150.32)
    Police Protection: $1,136,000 ($135.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,038,000 ($123.44)
    Financial Administration: $872,000 ($103.70)
    Sewerage: $818,000 ($97.28)
    Regular Highways: $471,000 ($56.01)
    Central Staff Services: $311,000 ($36.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $310,000 ($36.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $308,000 ($36.63)
    General Public Buildings: $144,000 ($17.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($15.94)
    Libraries: $19,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $368,000 ($43.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $135,000 ($16.05)
    Water Utilities: $82,000 ($9.75)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($2.50)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,482,000 ($295.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,045,000 ($124.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $315,000 ($37.46)
    Other: $295,000 ($35.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $338,000 ($40.20)
    Rents: $76,000 ($9.04)
    Special Assessments: $74,000 ($8.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($7.85)
    Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($6.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,322,000 ($157.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $583,000 ($69.33)
    Highways: $479,000 ($56.96)
    Other: $31,000 ($3.69)
  • Tax - Property: $3,415,000 ($406.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $147,000 ($17.48)
    Other License: $51,000 ($6.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,538,000 ($1491.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,755,000 ($1397.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $783,000 ($93.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,805,000 ($928.17)

7.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Ingham County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Eaton County, MI  1.57% ($36,760 average AGI)
from Clinton County, MI  0.80% ($42,781)
from Oakland County, MI  0.30% ($56,547)


8.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($259 average AGI)
Ingham County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Eaton County, MI  1.68% ($37,683 average AGI)
to Clinton County, MI  0.84% ($51,785)
to Oakland County, MI  0.37% ($50,989)
Businesses in Mason, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Meijer1
Advance Auto Parts1Penske1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:

  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUNN (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MASON, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DIMONDALE, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVFN (730 AM; 1 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:

  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDBM (88.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIV)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WHMI-FM (93.5 FM; HOWELL, MI; Owner: THE LIVINGSTON RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:

  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
Mason fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mason fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.3mTotal length
  • $295,000Total costs
  • 252,687Total average daily traffic
  • 15,464Total average daily truck traffic
  • 124,545Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mason, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mason, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mason)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mason, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mason)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 57 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mason)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$107,71011$73,08544$129,8133$46,0734$70,4331$31,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$49,3601$22,2105$118,4740$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$125,1755$54,86417$116,6074$15,3381$26,0903$33,497
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$126,4052$142,80514$137,3130$01$97,6700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$142,5670$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0063.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$157,6100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$33,8500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$121,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0063.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mason, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mason, MI - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Mason, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mason, MI
Most common first names in Mason, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6779.3 years
Robert6573.4 years
William6075.0 years
John5977.4 years
Ruth5182.7 years
Helen3678.2 years
George3578.9 years
Donald3373.1 years
Charles3375.2 years
Richard3369.6 years
Most common last names in Mason, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6577.2 years
Clark2972.3 years
Miller2879.9 years
Brown1979.7 years
Baker1472.0 years
Williams1473.5 years
Johnson1373.5 years
Bullen1284.9 years
Burgess1178.3 years
King1177.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mason, MI
  • 90.8%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mason, MI
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 2.6%Other fuel


Mason compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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