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Mason County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 26,616 (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: 62 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mason County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Public administration (33.3%), Retail trade (30.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 35%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mason County, WV (2017)
    • 25,65798.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4301.7%Two or more races
    • 1440.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1430.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1170.5%Some other race alone
    • 210.08%Asian alone
    • 120.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Males: 12,840  (48.2%)
Females: 13,776  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Mason County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,044 ($27,134 in 1999)
This county:

$38,044
West Virginia:

$43,469

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $505)
This county:

$377
State:

$523


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,642 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Mason:

$105,642
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,792 - $169,789

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $139,733
Here:

$139,733
State:

$165,045

Mobile homes: $48,546
Here:

$48,546
State:

$58,725

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $798
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $298

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:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason, WV residents
Average permit cost in Mason, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $643 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $471 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Mason, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mason, WV in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mason, WV in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
Mason County:

20.3%
West Virginia:

19.1%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.1 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.5 years old, Black residents: 18.1 years old, American Indian residents: 42.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 61.2 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:

6.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 752
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 182 (32.8% naturalized citizens)

Mason County:

0.7%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 12010 or later
  • 1352000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 211980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 31Before 1970

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: 9,250
  • One, attached: 37
  • Two: 132
  • 3 or 4: 127
  • 5 to 9: 307
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 50 or more: 57
  • Mobile homes: 3,099

Housing units in Mason County with a mortgage: 3,438 (31 second mortgage, 188 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,908

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

45.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mason County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4132: July 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4132, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1522: June 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1474: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1455: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 04, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1378: June 03, 2001, FEMA Id: 1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mason

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,407 (90.1%)
  • Carpooled: 339 (5.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 25 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 138 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 111 (1.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (57%)
  • Korea (16%)
  • England (8%)
  • Ghana (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (1%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mason County


  • American (33%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $50,283.

4.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.13% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($24,537 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($16,739 average AGI)
Mason County:

1.90%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallia County, OH  0.51% ($31,200 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.51% ($60,622)
from Putnam County, WV  0.42% ($54,568)
from Jackson County, WV  0.38% ($30,818)
from Meigs County, OH  0.34% ($29,367)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.32% ($53,929)


4.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.16% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($20,409 average AGI)
1.98% relocated to other states ($19,862 average AGI)
Mason County:

1.98%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cabell County, WV  0.53% ($36,674 average AGI)
to Putnam County, WV  0.53% ($31,652)
to Gallia County, OH  0.43% ($28,947)
to Jackson County, WV  0.35% ($46,806)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.27% ($36,208)
to Meigs County, OH  0.23% ($32,500)

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 population 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
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: 5,434 (4,133 aged, 1,301 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 350 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 22,671
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 775
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 83,038

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,087
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,254

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35

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: 26,616
  • In family households: 22,068 (3,457 male householders, 3,709 female householders)
    5,565 spouses, 7,083 children (6,372 natural, 66 adopted, 698 stepchildren), 894 grandchildren, 102 brothers or sisters, 420 parents, 270 other relatives, 519 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,920 (1,449 male householders (1,233 living alone)), 1,930 female householders (1,744 living alone)), 538 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 635

Size of family households: 3,607 2-persons, 1,553 3-persons, 1,191 4-persons, 491 5-persons, 251 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,975 1-person, 341 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 18 4-persons.

3,373 married couples with children.
1,330 single-parent households (212 men, 1,118 women).

99.3% of residents of Mason speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (12% speak English very well, 88% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,714,000 ($6,465 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:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built in Mason County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Mason County, West Virginia
  • 2792014 or later
  • 3622010 to 2013
  • 1,5122000 to 2009
  • 2,0131990 to 1999
  • 1,6141980 to 1989
  • 2,1831970 to 1979
  • 1,4351960 to 1969
  • 1,2451950 to 1959
  • 8841940 to 1949
  • 1,5951939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, West Virginia
  • 61 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1143 rooms
  • 9054 rooms
  • 2,1435 rooms
  • 1,9706 rooms
  • 1,5267 rooms
  • 8678 rooms
  • 6929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 782 rooms
  • 1603 rooms
  • 6134 rooms
  • 8155 rooms
  • 2676 rooms
  • 2007 rooms
  • 558 rooms
  • 559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mason County, West Virginia
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1191 bedroom
  • 1,9482 bedrooms
  • 4,5983 bedrooms
  • 1,3934 bedrooms
  • 2335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason County, West Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3161 bedroom
  • 1,0502 bedrooms
  • 7243 bedrooms
  • 1424 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County, West Virginia 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
  • 504no vehicle
  • 2,3571 vehicle
  • 3,2822 vehicles
  • 1,3793 vehicles
  • 6514 vehicles
  • 1485+ 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
  • 480no vehicle
  • 9431 vehicle
  • 6392 vehicles
  • 1223 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.0% of Mason County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in West Virginia.

Mason County:

91.0%
State average:

88.4%

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

  • This state: 17,267
  • Other state: 8,998
  • Northeast: 323
  • Midwest: 6,861
  • South: 1,623
  • West: 117
Year householders moved into unit in Mason County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mason County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.4%Electricity
  • 21.0%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.4%Electricity
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

4.4%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 65
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 187
Here:

27.1%
West Virginia:

16.9%

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:

  • Charges - Other: $4,149,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,415,000
    Financial Administration: $1,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $990,000
    Police Protection: $969,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $818,000
    Corrections - Other: $399,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,282,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,004,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $833,000
    Rents: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,634,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,699,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $170,000
    General Local Government Support: $47,000
    Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,926,000
    Other: $271,000
    Other License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,891,000

Mason County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,149,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,415,000
    Financial Administration: $1,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $990,000
    Police Protection: $969,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $818,000
    Corrections - Other: $399,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,282,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,004,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $833,000
    Rents: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,634,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,699,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $170,000
    General Local Government Support: $47,000
    Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,926,000
    Other: $271,000
    Other License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,891,000

Mason County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,149,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,415,000
    Financial Administration: $1,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $990,000
    Police Protection: $969,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $818,000
    Corrections - Other: $399,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,282,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,004,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $833,000
    Rents: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,634,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,699,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $170,000
    General Local Government Support: $47,000
    Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,926,000
    Other: $271,000
    Other License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,891,000

Mason County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,149,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,041,000
    General - Other: $2,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,415,000
    Financial Administration: $1,123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $990,000
    Police Protection: $969,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $818,000
    Corrections - Other: $399,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,282,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,004,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $833,000
    Rents: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,634,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,699,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $170,000
    General Local Government Support: $47,000
    Highways: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,926,000
    Other: $271,000
    Other License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,891,000

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
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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