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Population (year 2000): 6,714. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,985 (+18.9% change)
Males: 3,177 (47.3%), Females: 3,537 (52.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $41,790 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Mason:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (28.3%), English (19.2%), Irish (12.6%), United States (6.4%), Scottish (4.9%), Italian (4.7%).

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Land area: 4.6 square miles

Mason,

For population 25 years and over in Mason

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mason city

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

3.4% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -99 (-1.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Lansing, (12.1 miles pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Toledo, (87.1 miles pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (228.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (6.6 miles Holt, MI (8.9 miles Leslie, MI Okemos, (9.2 miles MI (9.9 miles Dansville, Lansing, MI East (11.3 miles MI Lansing, (12.1 miles MI Haslett, (12.2 miles MI Williamston, (13.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $104,500

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 84.45 W

Area code: 517


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +469 (+7.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 825 (23.0%)


 

Crime in Mason by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 14.9
Rapes 5 3 3
    per 100,000 74.5 44.7 44.7
Robberies 1 2 0
    per 100,000 14.9 29.8 0.0
Assaults 5 7 9
    per 100,000 74.5 104.3 134.0
Burglaries 16 12 30
    per 100,000 238.3 178.7 446.8
Thefts 268 214 244
    per 100,000 3991.7 3187.4 3634.2
Auto thefts 4 9 10
    per 100,000 59.6 134.0 148.9
230.3 198.4 248.1


Average climate in Mason, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mason,

Mason-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Mason city center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Mason:
  • INGHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; LANSING, MI)
  • EDWARD W SPARROW HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 12 miles; LANSING, MI)
  • EATON RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; EATON RAPIDS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mason:
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 16 miles; LANSING, MI; ID: LAN)
  • BISHOP INTERNATIONAL (about 56 miles; FLINT, MI; ID: FNT)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 59 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mason:
  • MASON JEWETT FIELD (about 3 miles; MASON, MI; ID: TEW)
  • MAIDENS (about 14 miles; WILLIAMSTON, MI; ID: 89Y)
  • SKYWAY ESTATES (about 15 miles; EATON RAPIDS, MI; ID: 60G)

Amtrak station near Mason:
  • 11 miles: EAST LANSING (1240 S. HARRISON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5 $15,828 $37,987 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $19,831 $39,662 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $6,704 $40,224 0 $0
Water Supply 2 $5,925 $35,550 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $14,088 $42,264 1 $1,251
Financial Administration 6 $20,243 $40,486 2 $2,165
Other Government Administration 3 $13,280 $53,120 9 $2,858
Police - Other 1 $2,356 $28,272 9 $3,627
Police Protection - Officers 13 $45,000 $41,538 0 $0
Firefighters 1 $4,612 $55,344 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $525
Totals for Government 43 $147,864 $41,264 22 $10,426


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mason:
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; LANSING, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,454)
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; EAST LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 38,639)
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; JACKSON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 5,436)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 55 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
Public high school in Mason:
  • MASON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,083; Location: 1001 S. BARNES STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mason:
  • MASON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 235 TEMPLE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • INGHAM ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT (Students: 592; Location: 2630 W. HOWELL ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • STEELE STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 531 STEELE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH AURELIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 115 N. AURELIUS ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CEDAR STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 400 S. CEDAR STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ALAIEDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 1723 N. OKEMOS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HEARTWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 625 HAGADORN ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • SECONDARY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 41; Location: 611 HAGADORN ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER (Location: 611 HAGADORN ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)

Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery (1).

Creek: Willow Creek (A).


Mason compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mason:
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUNN (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MASON, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVFN (730 AM; 1 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DIMONDALE, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WJIM (1240 AM; 1 kW; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mason:
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDBM (88.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIV)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Mason:
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)

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