Mason County is located in northeast Kentucky. The County Seat is Maysville and the largest city is Maysville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.masoncountykentucky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,166 and the 2010 census population was 17,490. The land area is 240.13 square miles and there are 72.8 persons per square mile.
90.7% of the population is White, 6.6% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 80.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,000, there are 6,569 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,347, the median household income is $41,137, and 19.3% of the persons in Mason County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,415. Retail sales (in $1000) were $357,976, and sales per capita were $20,831. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 36.5%.
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