Mason, Texas

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Population in 2021: 2,119 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 1,099  (51.9%)
Females: 1,020  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Texas median age:

35.5 years

Zip codes: 76856.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $63,174 (it was $26,344 in 2000)
Mason:

$63,174
TX:

$66,963

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $28,917 (it was $16,525 in 2000)

Mason city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $196,623 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Mason:

$196,623
TX:

$237,400

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $152,219; detached houses: $163,174; mobile homes: $56,894

Median gross rent in 2021: $725.

March 2022 cost of living index in Mason: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 4.9%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Mason, TX (2021)
    • 1,38063.1%White alone
    • 68731.4%Hispanic
    • 622.8%Two or more races
    • 331.5%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Black alone

Races in Mason detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Mason, Texas as of March 04, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mason is 384 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (28.0%), English (10.8%), Irish (9.7%), American (7.8%), Scottish (4.1%), Iranian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1538 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 576 people per square mile   (low).

Mason, Texas map

140 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:

6.4%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,982 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,231 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (87.2 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (93.7 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (99.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Brady, TX (5.2 miles ),
Harper, TX (5.6 miles ),
Llano, TX (5.7 miles ),
Menard, TX (5.9 miles ),
Junction, TX (6.1 miles ),
Melvin, TX (6.1 miles),
Rochelle, TX (6.1 miles ),
Fredericksburg, TX (6.3 miles )

Latitude: 30.75 N, Longitude: 99.23 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Mason, TX in 2021
Distribution of house value in Mason, TX in 2021
Mason satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 8 buildings, average cost: $362,500
  • 2020: 7 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $32,100
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Mason, TX residents
Average permit cost in Mason, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

4.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Mason, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.0%)
  • Utilities (5.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Mason, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)

Average climate in Mason, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Mason-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Mason city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

On 3/2/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mason-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from Mason center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from Mason center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from Mason center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from Mason center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mason topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mason:

  • COUNTRY HOME HEALTH LLC (204 E COLLEGE AVE)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF MASON KIMBLE MENARD INC (717 E RAINEY)
  • LEGACY LIVING CENTERS (110 E COLLEGE ST)
  • MASON CARE CENTER (101 COLLEGE STREET)

Airports located in Mason:

See details about airports located in Mason, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:

  • Concordia University-Texas (about 87 miles; Austin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,192)
  • Angelo State University (about 88 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Central Texas College (about 89 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 89 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 94 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 95 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)

Public high school in Mason:

  • MASON H S (Students: 217, Location: 1105 W COLLEGE AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mason:

  • MASON EL (Students: 280, Location: 911 W COLLEGE AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • MASON J H (Students: 184, Location: 911 W COLLEGE AVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Mason

Library in Mason:

  • MASON COUNTY M BEVEN ECKERT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,942; Location: 410 POST HILL RD; 14,087 books; 904 audio materials; 731 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX - 90 mi. Airport, San Angelo Texas A&M University Research & Extension Center, San Angelo
  • Angelo State U., San Angelo, TX - 90 mi. Schreiner College, Kerrville, TX - 70 mi. Texas Tech U., Junction, TX campus - 40 mi.
  • lonestar 102.5 FM is the strongest station for mason, brady and junction.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mason: Mason Historic District (A), Mason Volunteer Fire Department (B), Mason County Museum (C), Mason Ambulance Service (D), Reynolds-Seaquist House (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crosby Cemetery (1), Old Gooch Cemetery (2), New Gooch Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Koocks Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Mason County - Child Protection Court (Courthouse).

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
33 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Mason (2011 data):

  • The Commercial Bank: at 100 Moody Street, branch established on 1966/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.1 mil, Deposits: $27.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Company, Inc.
  • First State Bank Central Texas: Mason Branch at 204 Westmoreland, branch established on 1968/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $1,112.8 mil, Deposits: $884.8 mil, headquarters in Austin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Central Community Corporation
  • The Mason National Bank: at 111 Westmoreland Street, branch established on 1904/01/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $90.7 mil, Deposits: $68.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mason National Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in Mason:

Marital status in Mason, TX
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Mason:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.0
Texas average:

14.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Mason
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mason, TX (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1809
Mainline Protestant1,1203
Catholic5531
None1,159-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Mason County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mason County:

12.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Mason County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mason:

49.5%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mason:

45.5%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Mason:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.0%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mason:

11.0%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mason:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mason:

75.4%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mason, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 9$23,704$31,6051$576
Other Government Administration 7$13,236$22,6900$0
Other and Unallocable 6$19,149$38,2981$540
Streets and Highways 4$9,900$29,7000$0
Electric Power 3$14,570$58,2800$0
Water Supply 2$7,819$46,9140$0
Sewerage 2$6,789$40,7340$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,328$31,9682$1,329
Financial Administration 1$4,059$48,7080$0
Totals for Government 36$104,554$34,8514$2,444

Mason government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,917,000 ($904.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $685,000 ($323.27)
    Central Staff Services: $644,000 ($303.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $349,000 ($164.70)
    Police Protection: $338,000 ($159.51)
    Sewerage: $304,000 ($143.46)
    Water Utilities: $304,000 ($143.46)
    Regular Highways: $276,000 ($130.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000 ($43.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($17.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $801,000 ($378.01)

Mason government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $236,000 ($111.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($41.06)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,019,000 ($1424.73)
    Water Utilities: $543,000 ($256.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $189,000 ($89.19)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $272,000 ($128.36)
    Property: $243,000 ($114.68)

Mason government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $920,000 ($434.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,000 ($301.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $282,000 ($133.08)

Mason government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,066,000 ($503.07)

Businesses in Mason, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNEL (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:

  • KXXS (104.9 FM; MARBLE FALLS, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:

  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
Mason fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Mason fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 2016 03:33 PM, Fm 1871/El Paso St, Lat: 30.749061, Lon: -99.237400, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 2012 02:20 PM, Sr-29, Lat: 30.747583, Lon: -99.214569, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 2001 11:30 AM, Wrenst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 1983 08:00 PM, 87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.8mTotal length
  • $283,000Total costs
  • 40,780Total average daily traffic
  • 5,928Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,335Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mason, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 91930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 22010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mason, TX
Most common first names in Mason, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3077.0 years
William2976.4 years
Mary2884.8 years
James2376.0 years
Anna1786.7 years
Henry1676.5 years
Walter1678.1 years
Charles1675.5 years
Minnie1487.5 years
George1482.3 years
Most common last names in Mason, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jordan2784.0 years
Martin2375.3 years
Leifeste2282.8 years
Eckert2279.1 years
Johnson2178.8 years
Kothmann1975.4 years
Schmidt1785.2 years
Loeffler1782.8 years
Reichenau1682.9 years
Zesch1588.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mason, TX
  • 62.2%Electricity
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mason, TX
  • 73.4%Electricity
  • 23.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood


Mason compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Zachary Kent Rabon (2)
  • Joshua Wade Hargrove (2)
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2024.