Mason, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 1,137  (52.0%)
Females: 1,049  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76856.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,509 (it was $26,344 in 2000)
Mason:

$32,509
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,842 (it was $16,525 in 2000)

Mason city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,708 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Mason:

$97,708
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $123,028; Detached houses: $126,072; Mobile homes: $64,686

Median gross rent in 2012: $733.

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  • White alone - 1,380 (65.3%)
  • Hispanic - 698 (33.0%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mason: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.6%), United States (9.4%), Irish (7.4%), English (6.1%), French (5.0%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1538 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 594 people per square mile   (low).

Mason, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mason city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

360 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.4%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mason, Texas as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mason to the number of sex offenders is 1,059 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,170 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $852 (1.0%)

Mason satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (87.2 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (93.7 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (99.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Brady, TX (5.2 miles ), Harper, TX (5.6 miles ), Llano, TX (5.7 miles ), Menard, TX (5.9 miles ), Junction, TX (6.1 miles ), Melvin, TX (6.1 miles) , Rochelle, TX (6.1 miles ), Fredericksburg, TX (6.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,100
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $32,100
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.75 N, Longitude: 99.23 W

Area code: 325

Mason household income distribution Mason home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Work and jobs in Mason: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mason, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Mason city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

On 3/2/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from Mason center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from Mason center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Mason:

  • COUNTRY HOME HEALTH LLC (204 E COLLEGE AVE)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF MASON KIMBLE MENARD INC (717 E RAINEY)
  • LEGACY LIVING CENTERS (110 E COLLEGE ST)
  • MASON CARE CENTER (101 COLLEGE STREET)

Airports located in Mason:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • Concordia University-Texas (about 87 miles; Austin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,192)
  • Angelo State University (about 88 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Central Texas College (about 89 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 89 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 94 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)

Public high school in Mason:

  • Mason High School (Students: 184; Location: 1105 W COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 80)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mason:

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Library in Mason:

  • MASON COUNTY M BEVEN ECKERT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,942; Location: 410 POST HILL RD; 14,087 books; 904 audio materials; 731 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX - 90 mi. Airport, San Angelo Texas A&M University Research & Extension Center, San Angelo
  • Angelo State U., San Angelo, TX - 90 mi. Schreiner College, Kerrville, TX - 70 mi. Texas Tech U., Junction, TX campus - 40 mi.
  • lonestar 102.5 FM is the strongest station for mason, brady and junction.

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Notable locations in Mason: Mason Historic District (A), Mason Volunteer Fire Department (B), Mason County Museum (C), Mason Ambulance Service (D), Reynolds-Seaquist House (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crosby Cemetery (1), Old Gooch Cemetery (2), New Gooch Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Koocks Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Mason County - Child Protection Court (Courthouse).

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.6%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
33 people in nursing homes in 2000

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Mason compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Mason (2011 data):

  • The Commercial Bank: at 100 Moody Street, branch established on 1966/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.1 mil, Deposits: $27.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Company, Inc.
  • First State Bank Central Texas: Mason Branch at 204 Westmoreland, branch established on 1968/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $1,112.8 mil, Deposits: $884.8 mil, headquarters in Austin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Central Community Corporation
  • The Mason National Bank: at 111 Westmoreland Street, branch established on 1904/01/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $90.7 mil, Deposits: $68.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mason National Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mason travel time to work - commute Mason mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mason city (based on Mason County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.53%
Here: 77.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents27.7%27.2%21.3%16.5%7.3%
Congregations11.1%33.3%11.1%11.1%33.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Mason County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mason County:

12.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
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
Financial Administration 1$4,170$50,0400$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,428$68,5685$739
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$452
Streets and Highways 3$8,873$35,4920$0
Health 2$4,806$28,8360$0
Solid Waste Management 8$22,599$33,8991$370
Sewerage 2$6,430$38,5800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,465$29,5800$0
Water Supply 3$11,519$46,0760$0
Electric Power 5$20,699$49,6780$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,253$31,5181$343
Totals for Government 29$98,242$40,6528$1,904

Mason government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,330,000 ($608.42)
    Financial Administration: $270,000 ($123.51)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($77.77)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($59.93)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($56.27)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($51.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($28.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($19.67)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($16.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $390,000 ($178.41)

Mason government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $170,000 ($77.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $116,000 ($53.06)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,827,000 ($835.77)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($106.59)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $151,000 ($69.08)
    Property: $74,000 ($33.85)
    NEC: $19,000 ($8.69)

Mason government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,480,000 ($677.04)

6.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNEL (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:

  • KXXS (104.9 FM; MARBLE FALLS, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:

  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mason, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

Mason fatal accident list:

May 5, 2001 11:30 AM, Wrenst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 1983 08:00 PM, 87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 1976 02:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 1976 02:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $93,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,780
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,475

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Mason, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3077.0 years
William2976.4 years
Mary2884.8 years
James2376.0 years
Anna1786.7 years
Henry1676.5 years
Walter1678.1 years
Charles1675.5 years
Minnie1487.5 years
George1482.3 years
Most common last names in Mason, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jordan2784.0 years
Martin2375.3 years
Leifeste2282.8 years
Eckert2279.1 years
Johnson2178.8 years
Kothmann1975.4 years
Schmidt1785.2 years
Loeffler1782.8 years
Reichenau1682.9 years
Zesch1588.2 years

Businesses in Mason, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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