Mason County, MI

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2022 Population
29,178
0.258% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.7
0.43% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
7.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,744
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,200
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,410
1.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Mason County, MI had a population of 29.2k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $60,744. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mason County, MI grew from 29,103 to 29,178, a 0.258% increase and its median household income grew from $55,035 to $60,744, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mason County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), White (Hispanic) (2.45%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.42%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Mason County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Mason County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mason County, MI are West Shore Community College (189 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mason County, MI was $181,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%.

Most people in Mason County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Mason County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mason County, MI is home to a population of 29.2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.67% of Mason County, MI residents were born outside of the country (487 people).

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.3k people) in Mason County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 828 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 716 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Mason County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mason County, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mason County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.3k ± 68
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    828 ± 91.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    716 ± 132
4.79%
Hispanic Population
1.4k people

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.3k people) in Mason County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 828 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 716 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.79% of the people in Mason County, MI are hispanic (1.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mason County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
487 people
1.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
456 people

As of 2022, 1.67% of Mason County, MI residents (487 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mason County, MI was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    848 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    346 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    136 ± 55

Mason County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mason County, MI employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Mason County, MI are Manufacturing (2,099 people), Retail Trade (1,743 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,637 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,885), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,854), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,684).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 588
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mason County, MI declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 12.5k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mason County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,399 people), Production Occupations (1,200 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mason County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.4k
2022 Value
± 588
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mason County, MI declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 12.5k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mason County, MI, are Manufacturing (2,099 people), Retail Trade (1,743 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,637 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mason County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Mason County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,850
Median earning men ± $2,161
$30,817
Median earning women ± $2,538

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,772), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,888), and Wholesale Trade ($62,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,375), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,261).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 263
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 160
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 157
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mason County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 59.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.829%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mason County, MI awarded 189 degrees. The student population of Mason County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 363 male students and 629 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mason County, MI are White (152 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 11.2%), Two or More Races (5 and 2.66%), and Asian (4 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Mason County, MI by number of degrees awarded are West Shore Community College (189 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mason County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 and 38.1%), Registered Nursing (19 and 10.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 10.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 992 students enrolled in Mason County, MI, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 820 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 19 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mason County, MI was Registered Nursing with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mason County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
189 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Shore Community College with 189 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 62 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mason County, MI, which is 0.488 times less than the 127 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 152 degrees mean that there were 7.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mason County, MI was $181,200 in 2022, which is 0.643 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,900 to $181,200, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Mason County, MI is 78.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mason County, MI have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mason County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mason County, MI is $60,744. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mason County, MI was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $81,000, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $71,453 and $65,267.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mason County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.74%.

Property

$181,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,390
$9,609
Median Property Taxes
±$480

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mason County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mason County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.1% of the housing units in Mason County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9508
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mason County, MI was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $81,000, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $71,453 and $65,267.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Mason County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,744
Median Household Income
± $2,249
12.3k
Number of Households
± 579

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Mason County, MI grew to $60,744 from the previous year's value of $55,035.

The following chart displays the households in Mason County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mason County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.7%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Mason County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (7.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mason County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Mason County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mason County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mason County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mason County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.74%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mason County, MI (3.94k out of 28.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mason County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.9% of the children was living in poverty in Mason County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 284 in Mason County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 39 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.4% of the population of Mason County, MI has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mason County, MI see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.4% decrease from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1823 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 304 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mason County, MI

Primary care physicians in Mason County, MI see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 4.4% decrease from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mason County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.59%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mason County, MI grew by 9.1% from 6.04% to 6.59%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.7 in Mason County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.7% in Mason County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.25% in Mason County, MI.

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