Mason County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Havana and the largest city is Havana. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.masoncountyil.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,898 and the 2010 census population was 14,666. The land area is 539.24 square miles and there are 27.2 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 85.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,100, there are 6,310 households, an average of 2.27 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,199, the median household income is $42,260, and 16.3% of the persons in Mason County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 651. Retail sales (in $1000) were $98,760, and sales per capita were $6,563. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.3%.
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