Mason, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.6%
Males: 54  (58.1%)
Females: 40  (41.9%)
Median resident age:  29.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 54856

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,098 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Mason:

$49,098
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,860 (it was $12,742 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,740 (it was $41,000 in 2000)
Mason:

$109,740
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $108,587; Detached houses: $115,926; Mobile homes: $61,739
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  • Races in Mason, WI (2010)

    Mason races chart
    • 7479.6%White alone
    • 1010.8%Two or more races
    • 44.3%Black alone
    • 33.2%Hispanic
    • 22.2%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mason: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.6%), Swedish (15.1%), Norwegian (9.4%), Irish (5.7%), Scottish (3.8%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 185 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mason village:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 16.7%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mason, Wisconsin as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mason to the number of sex offenders is 333 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,578 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $798 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (55.6 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (142.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (359.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kelly, WI (1.8 miles ), Grand View, WI (2.3 miles) , Keystone, WI (2.9 miles ), Grandview, WI (3.0 miles ), Eileen, WI (3.1 miles ), Pilsen, WI (3.3 miles ), White River, WI (3.3 miles ), Barksdale, WI (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.43 N, Longitude: 91.06 W

Area code: 715

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

7.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-29.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (68%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (42%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Mason, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/30/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Mason village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.9 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 256.5 miles away from Mason center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 360.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 281.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 433.7 miles away from Mason center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bayfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mason topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mason:

  • MEMORIAL MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • REGIONAL HSPC SVCS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - CHEQUAMEGON BAY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • BAY AREA HLTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • ASHLAND HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-COURT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)
  • ASHLAND CO HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ASHLAND, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 53 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 56 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 63 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 115 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 116 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

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Notable locations in Mason: Mason Area Ambulance Service (A), Mason Rural Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.0. This is better than average.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.14

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

OUR SAVIOR FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2012), St Public Notif issued (AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2012)

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

  • MOLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 28180 MERENGO LAKE RD , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE RIVER SALOON (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.4%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  23.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.9% of all households

Mason compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.9
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Wood (50%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mason village (based on Bayfield County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,10910
Mainline Protestant2,24714
Evangelical Protestant84710
Other11
Orthodox--
None8,810-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bayfield County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.0%
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 0$0 1$332
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$508
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$500
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,690

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ashland County, WI  0.88% ($28,127 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.58% ($40,111)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.26% ($37,500)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ashland County, WI  0.71% ($28,227 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.44% ($26,222)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.23% ($27,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WATW (1400 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:

  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBSZ (93.3 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: GERALD JAMES HACKMAN)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:

  • WAST-LP (Channel 25; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: RESOURCE RECOVERY OF WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W45CI (Channel 45; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mason)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MASON, 1.6 Miles Northwest Of (Lat: 46.450222 Lon: -91.088500), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WLC265, Licensee ID: L00101511
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz, 2178.00 MHz, 2168.40 MHz, 2174.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/09/1998
    Registrant: Chequamegon Telephone Cooperative, Cable, WI 54821

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: ND9J, Licensee ID: L00909368
    Grant Date: 08/24/2004, Expiration Date: 11/22/2014, Certifier: Jack Knoll
    Registrant: Jack Knoll, 14015 Knolls Rd, Mason, WI 54856-6800
  • Call Sign: WD0FGE, Licensee ID: L01443816
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/23/2018, Certifier: John C Burho
    Registrant: John C Burho, 23735 Dybedal Rd, Mason, WI 54856
  • Call Sign: KB9WLP, Licensee ID: L00255549
    Grant Date: 06/09/2000, Expiration Date: 06/09/2010, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2012, Certifier: Isac J Dymesich
    Registrant: Isac J Dymesich, 23520 Faith Church Rd, Mason, WI 54856
  • Call Sign: KC9BNG, Licensee ID: L00498588
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 04/10/2022, Certifier: Eric C Dymesich
    Registrant: Eric C Dymesich, 20146 Soderlund Rd, Mason, WI 54856
  • Call Sign: KC9SGN, Licensee ID: L01566436
    Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Wayne A Seeger
    Registrant: Wayne A Seeger, 62785 Finger Lake Rd, Mason, WI 54856

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31688 , Serial Number: 28-7890475, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): White River Trucking, 42162 County Hwy E, Mason, WI 54856
  • Aircraft: DANIELSON MARK ALLEN MEAD ADVENTURE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75MD , Serial Number: 87, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 10/08/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Allen Danielson, 56885 N Altamont Rd, Mason, WI 54856
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8021K , Serial Number: 108-3021, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Fred T Bergman, Rt 1 Box 132a, Mason, WI 54856

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Mason

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