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Mason County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 63,593 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 49,405 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,443
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,031
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,947
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,358 (it was 3,965 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 961 sq. mi.

Water area: 90.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mason County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mason County, WA (2017)
    • 50,850102.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,07212.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,8465.8%Two or more races
    • 1,4382.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,0202.1%Asian alone
    • 6091.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1640.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 290.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.0 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 32,736  (51.5%)
Females: 30,857  (48.5%)
Average household size:
Mason County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,941 ($39,586 in 1999)
This county:

$56,941
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $865 (lower quartile is $643, upper quartile is $1,039)
This county:

$865
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $244,321 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Mason:

$244,321
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $159,479 - $368,954

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $344,957
Here:

$344,957
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $866,415
Here:

$866,415
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $277,401
Here:

$277,401
State:

$295,878

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $491,950
Here:

$491,950
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $165,579
Here:

$165,579
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $51,173
Here:

$51,173
State:

$87,922

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,410
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 2,208

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 62
  • Burglaries: 892
  • Thefts: 1184
  • Auto thefts: 255

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 44
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 80
  • Burglaries: 644
  • Thefts: 958
  • Auto thefts: 207
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 367 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 1998: 385 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1999: 364 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2000: 364 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2001: 373 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 413 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2003: 460 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2004: 508 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2005: 601 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2006: 516 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2007: 411 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2008: 236 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2009: 149 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2010: 140 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2011: 134 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2012: 121 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2013: 120 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2014: 108 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2015: 111 buildings, average cost: $394,200
  • 2016: 166 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2017: 208 buildings, average cost: $244,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason, WA residents
Average permit cost in Mason, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,138 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,243 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Mason, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mason, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mason, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
Mason County:

14.7%
Washington:

11.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 52.6% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.0 years old
(Males: 44.0 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.5 years old, Black residents: 32.3 years old, American Indian residents: 29.0 years old, Asian residents: 44.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.6 years old, Other race residents: 21.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mason County is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $884 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shelton, Belfair, Olympic, Tahuya, Kamilche, Allyn-Grapeview, Allyn, Grapeview, Skokomish Reservation, Union.

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Mason County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bayfield County, Wisconsin , Fallon County, Montana , Island County , Idaho County, Idaho , Missoula County, Montana , Whatcom County , Shoshone County, Idaho , Rosebud County, Montana , Norman County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Mason, WA
County total employment by year in Mason, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Mason, WA

Current college students: 1,522
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,826 (33.5% naturalized citizens)

Mason County:

6.0%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7272010 or later
  • 1,2902000 to 2009
  • 7801990 to 1999
  • 4151980 to 1989
  • 2031970 to 1979
  • 723Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.7%

Mason County marital status for males Mason County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,395
  • One, attached: 572
  • Two: 460
  • 3 or 4: 234
  • 5 to 9: 212
  • 10 to 19: 92
  • 20 to 49: 199
  • 50 or more: 236
  • Mobile homes: 5,790
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 323

Housing units in Mason County with a mortgage: 11,519 (352 second mortgage, 1,074 home equity loan, 53 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,864

Here:

64.7% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mason County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,5362
Evangelical Protestant3,32726
Other2,6498
Mainline Protestant2,43512
None43,752-
Mason County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Mason County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mason County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

8.8%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.9%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Mason County:

Average size of farms: 68 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $162,524
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1008.13
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,528
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,072
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.17
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.68%
Vegetables: 123 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 53 acres

Earthquake activity:

Mason County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from Mason County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 18.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 473.3 miles away from Mason County center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado, Incident Period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4253: February 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4253, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 14, 2012 to January 23, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4056: March 05, 2012, FEMA Id: 4056, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 01, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1734: December 08, 2007, FEMA Id: 1734, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1682: February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 27, 2006 to February 04, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1641: May 17, 2006, FEMA Id: 1641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1499: November 07, 2003, FEMA Id: 1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 11, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mason

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,553 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,291 (13.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 209 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 40 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 159 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,409 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (41%)
  • Mexico (27%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Dominican Republic (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mason County


  • American (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mason County, Washington in 2000:

  • 1,833 people in state prisons
  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 132 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 45 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Mason County, Washington in 2010:

  • 1,851 people in state prisons
  • 206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 100 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 51 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,506.

9.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.34% relocated from other counties in Washington ($34,948 average AGI)
3.00% relocated from other states ($17,189 average AGI)
Mason County:

3.00%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kitsap County, WA  1.69% ($46,021 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  1.31% ($42,391)
from King County, WA  0.91% ($75,376)
from Pierce County, WA  0.90% ($59,685)
from Grays Harbor County, WA  0.42% ($39,011)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.23% ($48,620)
from San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($39,577)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.44% relocated to other counties in Washington ($33,824 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($12,454 average AGI)
Mason County:

1.96%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.53% ($50,301 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  1.30% ($46,352)
to Pierce County, WA  0.70% ($41,993)
to King County, WA  0.58% ($46,872)
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.37% ($40,450)
to Lewis County, WA  0.17% ($38,216)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.17% ($39,649)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Mason County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Mason County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mason County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mason County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,718 (9,724 aged, 1,994 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,146 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mason County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (762)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (615)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (463)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (392)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (384)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (267)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (182)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (137)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (133)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (131)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,585
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 91
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,910

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 977
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,014
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.5
  • Other - 63.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,593
  • In family households: 51,921 (8,644 male householders, 6,986 female householders)
    11,893 spouses, 16,558 children (15,166 natural, 507 adopted, 892 stepchildren), 1,998 grandchildren, 585 brothers or sisters, 1,155 parents, 1,443 other relatives, 2,790 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,514 (4,306 male householders (3,272 living alone)), 3,806 female householders (3,017 living alone)), 2,396 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,145

Size of family households: 8,004 2-persons, 2,879 3-persons, 2,790 4-persons, 1,008 5-persons, 526 6-persons, 421 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,282 1-person, 1,644 2-persons, 155 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

6,421 married couples with children.
3,744 single-parent households (1,578 men, 2,166 women).

91.5% of residents of Mason speak English at home.
6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $314,262,000 ($5,859 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,499,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $197,172,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,444,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,028,000
Federal grants: $42,204,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,200,000 ($1,001,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,214,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,945,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $36,297,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,700,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,918
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,743
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +357
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,503
Here:

+83 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mason County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.80 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Mason County, Washington
  • Year house built in Mason County, Washington
  • 9092014 or later
  • 5092010 to 2013
  • 5,5162000 to 2009
  • 8,0051990 to 1999
  • 4,7271980 to 1989
  • 5,9481970 to 1979
  • 3,0121960 to 1969
  • 1,8711950 to 1959
  • 1,4651940 to 1949
  • 1,7791939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, Washington
  • 2051 room
  • 2862 rooms
  • 7013 rooms
  • 2,9344 rooms
  • 4,1525 rooms
  • 4,0286 rooms
  • 2,5637 rooms
  • 1,7118 rooms
  • 1,8559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, Washington
  • 2161 room
  • 3192 rooms
  • 8893 rooms
  • 1,1724 rooms
  • 1,2275 rooms
  • 8356 rooms
  • 2597 rooms
  • 2308 rooms
  • 1669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, Washington
  • 226no bedroom
  • 1,0951 bedroom
  • 4,7092 bedrooms
  • 9,3803 bedrooms
  • 2,3854 bedrooms
  • 4445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, Washington
  • 234no bedroom
  • 1,0811 bedroom
  • 1,8622 bedrooms
  • 1,7843 bedrooms
  • 2534 bedrooms
  • 1015+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 299no vehicle
  • 3,7131 vehicle
  • 7,3952 vehicles
  • 4,2073 vehicles
  • 1,6634 vehicles
  • 1,1585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 491no vehicle
  • 2,0371 vehicle
  • 1,7872 vehicles
  • 8533 vehicles
  • 1694 vehicles
  • 855+ vehicles

82.0% of Mason County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Washington.

Mason County:

82.0%
State average:

82.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,269
  • Other state: 23,663
  • Northeast: 2,688
  • Midwest: 5,282
  • South: 3,744
  • West: 11,925
Year householders moved into unit in Mason County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mason County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.7%Electricity
  • 12.6%Wood
  • 7.2%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 15.3%Wood
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 295
Here:

5.2%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 151
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 96
Here:

6.5%
Washington:

16.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mason County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,749,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,062,000
    Sewerage: $1,986,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,636,000
    Police Protection: $8,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,685,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,055,000
    General - Other: $4,895,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,606,000
    Financial Administration: $3,252,000
    Health - Other: $2,775,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Sewerage: $2,555,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,538,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $854,000
    Corrections - Other: $754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $68,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $292,000
    General Local Government Support: $216,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,342,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,635,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,080,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,448,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,333,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,701,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,014,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $972,000
    General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Rents: $409,000
    Special Assessments: $249,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $168,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,864,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $190,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,699,000
    Highways: $2,978,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,673,000
    General Local Government Support: $420,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,888,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,893,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,656,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,393,000
    Severance: $1,008,000
    Other License: $807,000
    Other Selective Sales: $410,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $316,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $162,000
    Amusements Sales: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,616,000

Mason County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,749,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,062,000
    Sewerage: $1,986,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,636,000
    Police Protection: $8,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,685,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,055,000
    General - Other: $4,895,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,606,000
    Financial Administration: $3,252,000
    Health - Other: $2,775,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Sewerage: $2,555,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,538,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $854,000
    Corrections - Other: $754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $68,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $292,000
    General Local Government Support: $216,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,342,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,635,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,080,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,448,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,333,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,701,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,014,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $972,000
    General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Rents: $409,000
    Special Assessments: $249,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $168,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,864,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $190,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,699,000
    Highways: $2,978,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,673,000
    General Local Government Support: $420,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,888,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,893,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,656,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,393,000
    Severance: $1,008,000
    Other License: $807,000
    Other Selective Sales: $410,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $316,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $162,000
    Amusements Sales: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,616,000

Mason County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,749,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,062,000
    Sewerage: $1,986,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,636,000
    Police Protection: $8,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,685,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,055,000
    General - Other: $4,895,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,606,000
    Financial Administration: $3,252,000
    Health - Other: $2,775,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Sewerage: $2,555,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,538,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $854,000
    Corrections - Other: $754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $68,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $292,000
    General Local Government Support: $216,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,342,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,635,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,080,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,448,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,333,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,701,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,014,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $972,000
    General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Rents: $409,000
    Special Assessments: $249,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $168,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,864,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $190,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,699,000
    Highways: $2,978,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,673,000
    General Local Government Support: $420,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,888,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,893,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,656,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,393,000
    Severance: $1,008,000
    Other License: $807,000
    Other Selective Sales: $410,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $316,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $162,000
    Amusements Sales: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,616,000

Mason County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,749,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,062,000
    Sewerage: $1,986,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,636,000
    Police Protection: $8,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,685,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,055,000
    General - Other: $4,895,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,606,000
    Financial Administration: $3,252,000
    Health - Other: $2,775,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Sewerage: $2,555,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,538,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $854,000
    Corrections - Other: $754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $479,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $68,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $292,000
    General Local Government Support: $216,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,342,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,635,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,080,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,448,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,333,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,701,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,014,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $972,000
    General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Rents: $409,000
    Special Assessments: $249,000
    Interest Earnings: $112,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $168,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,864,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $190,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,699,000
    Highways: $2,978,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,673,000
    General Local Government Support: $420,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,888,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,893,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,656,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,393,000
    Severance: $1,008,000
    Other License: $807,000
    Other Selective Sales: $410,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $316,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $162,000
    Amusements Sales: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,616,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,264
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,206
  • Number of recipients under 18: 155
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 971
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 399
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 687
Most common first names in Mason County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert18071.1 years
John17176.8 years
William16273.8 years
Mary12579.0 years
George12176.1 years
James11774.8 years
Charles9776.5 years
Helen8781.3 years
Donald8569.9 years
Richard8467.7 years
Most common last names in Mason County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8873.5 years
Johnson8578.1 years
Anderson6675.0 years
Brown4578.0 years
Miller3673.9 years
Wilson3077.2 years
Nelson2877.4 years
White2875.4 years
Jones2575.0 years
Carlson2476.3 years
Businesses in Mason County, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway2
Dairy Queen1Starbucks3
Dennys1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
Kroger2UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Vons2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3