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Population in 2012: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.2%
Males: 55  (59.8%)
Females: 38  (40.2%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 54856

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,659 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Mason:

$43,659
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,904

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,602 (it was $41,000 in 2000)
Mason:

$108,602
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,118; Detached houses: $140,370
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  • White alone - 74 (79.6%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (10.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (4.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (3.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mason: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (20.5%), Swedish (14.5%), Norwegian (13.7%), Polish (6.0%), Scottish (5.1%), English (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1925

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 183 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mason village:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 22.6%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mason, Wisconsin as of October 22, 2014.
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 2012: $1,125 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,063 (1.3%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-29.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 60% 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.

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: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mason:

  • MEMORIAL MED CTR (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Mason, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 53 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 55 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 57 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 116 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 116 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 116 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.8. This is better than average.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 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.:

22.92
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.69
U.S.:

9.59

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

OUR SAVIOR FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2001), St Boil Water Order (APR-27-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-1999), St Other (SEP-03-1999), St Boil Water Order (SEP-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (AUG-04-1998), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-1998), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-1998), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-23-2004)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MOLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mason, WI

Mason compared to Wisconsin 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Wood (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.1%22.9%6.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations28.1%18.8%9.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents3.6%2.3%2.2%1.5%2.7%
Congregations6.3%6.3%3.1%6.3%9.4%
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: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bayfield County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.0%

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 2$400
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$150
Sewerage 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 6$750


5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

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 Ashland County, WI  1.04% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.42% ($54,120)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($72,917)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ashland County, WI  1.22% ($23,356 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.73% ($33,545)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.30% ($26,556)

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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  • Aaron R. Wilson (2)
  • Michael P. Bailen (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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