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Population in 2012: 2,117 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 1,101  (52.0%)
Females: 1,016  (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

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 2011: 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%)

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


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Ancestries: German (27.7%), United States (8.7%), Irish (7.9%), English (6.5%), French (5.4%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1538 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 575 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mason city:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

346 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Mason, Texas as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mason to the number of sex offenders is 529 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near 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%)

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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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Latitude: 30.75 N, Longitude: 99.23 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.7%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 8% 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.

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, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Mason:

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

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • Angelo State University (about 88 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,118)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 89 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 21,323)
  • Central Texas College (about 90 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 4,130)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 94 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 4,219)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (about 95 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,738)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mason, TX

3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
33 people in nursing homes in 2000

Mason compared to Texas state average:

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


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mason travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.53%
Here77.5%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

12.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,149
Other Government Administration 5$12,075$28,9801$602
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$283
Streets and Highways 2$4,184$25,1040$0
Solid Waste Management 6$12,042$24,0840$0
Sewerage 4$9,091$27,2730$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,804$21,6480$0
Electric Power 3$10,366$41,4640$0
Totals for Government 21$49,562$28,3213$2,034

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,330,000 ($628.25)
    Financial Administration: $270,000 ($127.54)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($80.30)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($61.88)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($58.10)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($53.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($29.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($20.31)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($16.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $390,000 ($184.22)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $170,000 ($80.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $116,000 ($54.79)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,827,000 ($863.01)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($110.06)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $151,000 ($71.33)
    Property: $74,000 ($34.96)
    NEC: $19,000 ($8.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,480,000 ($699.10)

7.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bexar County, TX  0.96% ($38,500 average AGI)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


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: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • 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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