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Mason County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 27,016 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 25,957 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,257
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,609
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,567
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,283 (it was 2,020 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 432 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mason County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (28.8%), Educational, health and social services (23.2%), Retail trade (15.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Mason County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 12,982  (48.1%)
Females: 14,034  (51.9%)
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Mason County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mason County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,138 ($27,134 in 1999)

This county:

$38138
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $474)
This county:

$373
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,903 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Mason:

$87,903
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,521 - $125,077
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $771
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 614

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 38
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $290,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $567 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $501 (0.7%)

Mason County household income distribution in 2009 Mason County home values distribution Mason County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
Mason County:

19.0%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 59 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mason County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $582 a month.

Cities in this county include: Point Pleasant, New Haven, Mason, Gallipolis Ferry, Hartford City, Henderson, Apple Grove, Leon.

Mason 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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Neighboring counties: Delta County, Colorado , Nevada County, California , Fauquier County, Virginia , Prince William County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 752
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 126 (39% naturalized citizens)

Mason County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 64
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 21
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 23

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,078
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 117
  • 3 or 4: 174
  • 5 to 9: 186
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • 20 or more: 237
  • Mobile homes: 3,114
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 39

Housing units in Mason County with a mortgage: 2,805 (190 second mortgage, 349 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,419

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mason County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29633
Evangelical Protestant1,84921
Catholic1711
Other-1
None21,008-
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: 4
Mason County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

31.9%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Mason County:

Average size of farms: 151 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,972
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $330.01
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,287
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,120
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.99%
Corn for grain: 3693 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 581 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4901 harvested acres
Vegetables: 96 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Earthquake activity:

Mason County-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 111.4 miles away from Mason County 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 204.1 miles away from the county 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 109.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from the county 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 316.7 miles away from Mason County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 112.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1558): September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1474): June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1378): June 3, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West VirginiaWest Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1319): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 15, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1168): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1168, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West VirginiaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1096): January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Pakistan (44%)
  • Germany (19%)
  • Korea (13%)
  • India (10%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Turkey (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mason County (%):

  • United States or American (43%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Mason County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,711 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 951 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 274 (3%)
  • Other means: 61 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 219 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Mason County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 252 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Mason County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 446 people in state prisons
  • 168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,849.

4.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.81% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($13,284 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($20,813 average AGI)
Mason County:

2.46%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallia County, OH  0.56% ($32,380 average AGI)
from Putnam County, WV  0.45% ($31,400)
from Cabell County, WV  0.39% ($28,629)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.34% ($32,967)
from Meigs County, OH  0.31% ($24,786)
from Jackson County, WV  0.28% ($30,760)


4.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.90% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($15,846 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($18,201 average AGI)
Mason County:

2.13%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallia County, OH  0.42% ($29,162 average AGI)
to Putnam County, WV  0.39% ($38,114)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.37% ($31,909)
to Meigs County, OH  0.36% ($31,219)
to Cabell County, WV  0.33% ($32,966)
to Jackson County, WV  0.27% ($25,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Mason County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Mason County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mason County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mason County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,434 (4,133 aged, 1,301 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 350 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (533)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (419)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (300)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (199)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (145)
  • Congestive heart failure (135)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (109)
  • Unspecified dementia (103)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (88)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.85
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22670.68
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 774.840
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 83038.43

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1086.910
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1253.830

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.06
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.94

Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.3
  • Other - 33.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,689
  • In family households: 22,632 (5,475 male householders, 2,174 female householders)
    5,853 spouses, 7,180 children (6,493 natural, 172 adopted, 515 stepchildren), 713 grandchildren, 152 brothers or sisters, 187 parents, 222 other relatives, 546 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,057 (1,609 male householders (1,333 living alone)), 1,891 female householders (1,723 living alone)), 557 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 635 (614 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,681 2-persons, 1,838 3-persons, 1,305 4-persons, 560 5-persons, 183 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,056 1-person, 378 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,149 married couples with children.
1,266 single-parent households (326 men, 940 women).

98.3% of residents of Mason County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,714,000 ($6465 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,210,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $78,840,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,481,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,061,000
Federal grants: $35,006,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,562,000 ($6,508,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,764,000 ($7,758,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $644,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,896,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,553,000

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

Births: 1,548
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,605
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -105
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mason County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.97 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 122
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,735
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,156
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,601
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,408
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,555
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,069
  • 1940 to 1949: 978
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,262
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 1,183
  • 5 rooms: 2,435
  • 6 rooms: 2,297
  • 7 rooms: 1,291
  • 8 rooms: 673
  • 9+ rooms: 491
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 285
  • 4 rooms: 560
  • 5 rooms: 678
  • 6 rooms: 195
  • 7 rooms: 125
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 229
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,519
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,614
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,002
  • 5+ bedrooms: 192
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 393
  • 2 bedrooms: 864
  • 3 bedrooms: 610
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 562
  • 1 vehicle: 2,509
  • 2 vehicles: 3,767
  • 3 vehicles: 1,298
  • 4 vehicles: 321
  • 5+ vehicles: 110
  • no vehicle: 510
  • 1 vehicle: 1,008
  • 2 vehicles: 415
  • 3 vehicles: 73
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

67% of Mason County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in West Virginia.

Mason County:

66.7%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 17959
  • Northeast: 465
  • Midwest: 6179
  • South: 989
  • West: 160

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mason County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.7%)
  • Utility gas (21.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Electricity (43.7%)
  • Utility gas (29.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.1%)
  • Wood (6.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

1.6%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

1.9%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

14.6%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mason County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,450,000
    Central Staff Services: $932,000
    Corrections - Other: $760,000
    Financial Administration: $740,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $653,000
    Police Protection: $606,000
    General Public Buildings: $592,000
    Parks & Recreation: $129,000
    Health Services - Other: $120,000
    Sewerage: $31,000
    Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,677,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $131,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,297,000

Mason County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,111,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $197,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,683,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $816,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $265,000
    General Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,577,000
    Other Selective Sales: $106,000
    NEC: $15,000

Mason County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $52,526,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,762,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,764,000

Mason County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $509,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $49,762,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,217
  • Number of aged recipients: 71
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,146
  • Number of recipients under 18: 143
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 853
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 221
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 386
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 535
Mason County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Mason County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Mason County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14069.4 years
Charles13073.8 years
William12970.0 years
John12773.6 years
Mary12177.9 years
Robert10669.9 years
George7572.5 years
Helen4580.4 years
Harry4475.9 years
Margaret4275.0 years
Most common last names in Mason County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roush12475.6 years
Smith8974.9 years
Johnson7977.2 years
Jones5977.3 years
Miller4373.5 years
Hall4072.9 years
Stewart4076.7 years
Sayre4076.9 years
Mcdaniel3970.7 years
Thomas3277.4 years
Businesses in Mason County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway2
Goodwill1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's1

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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"