Mason, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 944 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 387  (41.0%)
Females: 557  (59.0%)
Median resident age:

49.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25260.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,040 (it was $24,621 in 2000)
Mason:

$36,040
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,828 (it was $14,020 in 2000)

Mason town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,593 (it was $44,400 in 2000)
Mason:

$80,593
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,267; detached houses: $97,153; mobile homes: $73,319

Median gross rent in 2017: $461.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mason: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.4%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mason, WV (2010)
    • 92795.8%White alone
    • 171.8%Two or more races
    • 141.4%Asian alone
    • 70.7%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Mason, West Virginia as of December 13, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mason is 211 to 1.


Crime rates in Mason by year

Type

2004

2007

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(106.7)
1
(107.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(103.5)
1
(104.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(187.3)
1
(95.8)
1
(103.2)
1
(103.5)
1
(104.6)
1
(105.3)
1
(106.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(93.6)
5
(478.9)
2
(206.4)
3
(310.6)
1
(104.6)
4
(421.1)
6
(637.6)
8
(853.8)
3
(323.6)
2
(212.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(1,404)
5
(478.9)
5
(516.0)
7
(724.6)
6
(627.6)
13
(1,368)
46
(4,888)
57
(6,083)
56
(6,041)
79
(8,395)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(95.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(212.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(93.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.9)
1
(106.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)95.779.555.7102.584.7105.3261.4388.5383.0367.7

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City-data.com crime index in Mason, WV

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.25
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: German (32.7%), English (10.9%), Irish (9.3%), American (8.2%), Austrian (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 581 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,686 people per square mile   (low).

Mason, West Virginia map

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $594 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $427 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (47.3 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (84.4 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (355.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pomeroy, OH (0.8 miles ),
Middleport, OH (1.4 miles ),
Hartford City, WV (1.6 miles ),
Syracuse, OH (1.8 miles ),
New Haven, WV (2.1 miles ),
Rutland, OH (2.3 miles ),
Cheshire, OH (2.6 miles ),
Racine, OH (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 82.03 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Mason, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mason, WV in 2017

Mason satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $8,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $92,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $40,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason, WV residents
Average permit cost in Mason, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in Mason, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Utilities (10.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.3%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Mason, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Extraction workers (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)

Average climate in Mason, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mason, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.442. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.442
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.66. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Mason town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.8 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from Mason center
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) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from Mason center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from Mason 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 318.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from Mason 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: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mason topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mason:

  • VETERANS MEM SKILLED NRSG FAC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; POMEROY, OH)
  • OVERBROOK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MIDDLEPORT, OH)
  • ROCKSPRINGS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POMEROY, OH)
  • POINT PLEASANT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF SOUTHEAST OHIO, INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GUYSVILLE, OH)
  • BCS/PORTER ROAD HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BIDWELL, OH)

located in Mason:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Athens, OH; Full-time enrollment: 26,181)
  • Hocking College (about 32 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 32 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Virginia State University (about 47 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 47 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Shawnee State University (about 56 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Mason:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mason: Mason County Emergency Ambulance Service Authority 500 (A), Mason Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: State Line Big Time Coffee Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 393 South 2nd Street).

Mason 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:

MASON WATER DEPT (Population served: 2,038, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 57 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Mason (2011 data):

  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Mason Branch at Second And Brown Streets, branch established on 1983/07/06. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • The Farmers Bank and Savings Company: Mason Branch at 424 Second Street, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $255.0 mil, Deposits: $224.7 mil, headquarters in Pomeroy, OH, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mason:

Marital status in Mason, WV
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

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Religion statistics for Mason, WV (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29633
Evangelical Protestant1,84921
Catholic1711
Other-1
None21,008-
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: 4
Mason County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Mason County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Mason County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

31.9%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.1%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Mason:

27.7
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mason:

14.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mason:

24.8%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

37.4%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.7%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Mason:

84.5%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mason, WV Residents

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $273,000 ($289.19)
    Police Protection: $177,000 ($187.50)
    Water Utilities: $151,000 ($159.96)
    Sewerage: $144,000 ($152.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($19.07)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($5.30)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($3.18)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($3.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($3.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($2.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $21,000 ($22.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $320,000 ($338.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($7.42)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $197,000 ($208.69)
    Other: $36,000 ($38.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $49,000 ($51.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($9.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $249,000 ($263.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $142,000 ($150.42)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($6.36)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $202,000 ($213.98)
    Property: $64,000 ($67.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000 ($44.49)
    Other: $31,000 ($32.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000 ($5.30)
    Other License: $3,000 ($3.18)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,315,000 ($3511.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,168,000 ($3355.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,000 ($155.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $304,000 ($322.03)

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Gallia County, OH  0.51% ($31,200 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.51% ($60,622)
from Putnam County, WV  0.42% ($54,568)


4.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cabell County, WV  0.53% ($36,674 average AGI)
to Putnam County, WV  0.53% ($31,652)
to Gallia County, OH  0.43% ($28,947)

Businesses in Mason, WV

  • Walmart: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:

  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WMOV (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: HAROLD F. PARSHALL)
  • WJEH (990 AM; 1 kW; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:

  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WBYG (99.5 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WPCN (88.1 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • W211BT (90.1 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXTQ (105.5 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: WATH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:

  • WJOS-LP (Channel 58; POMEROY, OH; Owner: WILLIAM A. BARNHARDT)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)

Mason fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 2017 08:50 PM, Sr-62, Lat: 39.014469, Lon: -81.999122, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 25, 2005 09:39 PM, Us-33, Lat: 39.020480, Lon: -82.031000, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 2000 03:59 PM, Us-33, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 1985 01:36 AM, 33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 63.3mTotal length
  • $1,325,000Total costs
  • 20,254Total average daily traffic
  • 1,596Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mason)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • City Bldg (Lat: 39.002861 Lon: -81.993194), Call Sign: KNES272, Licensee ID: L00094431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.8800 MHz, 39.9800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/1997, Expiration Date: 02/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2002, Registrant: Mason, Town Of, Mason, WV 25260
  • 1 White Falcon Dr (Lat: 39.009944 Lon: -82.036528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQOB876,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2011, Expiration Date: 08/05/2021, Certifier: Greg Martin, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 3000' South Of Us 33, 1 Mile East Of (Lat: 39.016722 Lon: -82.014583), Call Sign: KNKL577,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 11/04/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2010, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mason)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in Mason, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mason, WV
Most common first names in Mason, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2077.7 years
William2069.8 years
James1367.3 years
George1069.1 years
Mary973.4 years
Harold972.0 years
Helen881.6 years
Charles864.0 years
Clara786.5 years
Robert773.9 years
Most common last names in Mason, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3175.0 years
Roush2972.3 years
Smith1372.8 years
Stewart1175.1 years
Riley780.0 years
Young674.0 years
Ingels673.7 years
Lewis667.7 years
Mcdaniel675.8 years
Casto669.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mason, WV
  • 48.9%Utility gas
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mason, WV
  • 81.8%Electricity
  • 18.2%Utility gas


Mason compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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