Mason County, Illinois Population 2022

Mason County, Illinois's estimated population is 12,770 with a growth rate of -1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mason County, Illinois is the 82nd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 14,666 and has seen a growth of -12.93% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18505,9210.00%
186010,9315,01084.61%
187016,1845,25348.06%
188016,242580.36%
189016,067-175-1.08%
190017,4911,4248.86%
191017,377-114-0.65%
192016,634-743-4.28%
193015,115-1,519-9.13%
194015,3582431.61%
195015,326-32-0.21%
196015,193-133-0.87%
197016,1619686.37%
198019,4923,33120.61%
199016,269-3,223-16.53%
201014,666-1,603-9.85%
201114,508-158-1.08%
201214,350-158-1.09%
201314,192-158-1.10%
201414,034-158-1.11%
201513,876-158-1.13%
201613,718-158-1.14%
201713,560-158-1.15%
201813,402-158-1.17%
201913,244-158-1.18%
202013,086-158-1.19%
202112,928-158-1.21%
202212,770-158-1.22%
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Mason County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,08997.06%
Black or African American590.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.13%
Asian300.22%
Some Other Race370.27%
Two or More Races2541.88%
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Mason County, Illinois Population by Race

Mason County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Mason County, Illinois Median Age

45.4


Total

44.7


Male

46.1


Female

Mason County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,705 adults, (3,025 of whom are seniors) in Mason County, Illinois.

Mason County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mason County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,820

50.57%

Male

6,666

49.43%

Mason County, Illinois Population by Age

Mason County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mason County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
All77.5%22.5%
Male70.9%29.1%
Non Family70.3%29.7%
Female44.1%55.9%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mason County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9172.2477.5
Married2,9092.7690.2
Male3232.7670.9
Female5833.0744.1
Non Family2,1021.270.3

2.7

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Mason County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3934.02%
9th to 12th Grade6736.88%
High School Graduate3,92640.12%
Some College2,11321.59%
Associates Degree1,06410.87%
Bachelors Degree1,13011.55%
Graduate Degree4864.97%
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Mason County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mason County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races1429227
White9,4418,4371,589
Native American1717
Asian3030
Other Race3737
Black4441
Hispanic116107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 19.01%.

Mason County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,698$41,515$26,310
Less Than 9th Grade$18,272$25,536$12,500
High School Graduate$28,191$38,715$19,583
Some College$31,590$43,875$27,006
Bachelors Degree$58,000$72,679$41,838
Graduate Degree$56,125$78,500$44,732

$32,698

Average Earnings

$41,515

Average Male

$26,310

Average Female

Mason County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mason County, Illinois Language by Age

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Mason County, Illinois Language

98.11% of Mason County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Mason County, Illinois Language

Mason County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black262388.46%
Native171058.82%
Hispanic1488758.78%
Multiple25012349.20%
White12,8471,84614.37%
Other37NaN%

15.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.74%

Male Poverty Rate

17.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mason County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mason County, Illinois is Black, with 88.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mason County, Illinois is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.92%.

Mason County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.68%
High School12.53%
Some College9.34%
Bachelors or Greater5.55%

Mason County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.40%
Male Unemployed40.55%
Female Employed10.10%
Female Unemployed45.45%

Mason County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mason County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,883$68,900
Families$64,626$80,477
Married Families$75,383-
Non Families$31,310$43,521
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Income by Household Type

Mason County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mason County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Mason County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mason County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Mason County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,007

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War90
First Gulf War173
Vietnam375
Korea162
World War II40

Mason County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3428
35 to 54247
55 to 64132
65 to 74316
75+284

Mason County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9889.49%
Black49.09%
Native American1058.82%
2+ Races53.23%
Hispanic75.47%

Mason County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Mason County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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10.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mason County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mason County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Mason County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Mason County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.92%

Born in Mason County, Illinois

99.29%

Native Born

0.71%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.29% of Mason County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 85.92% having been born in Illinois. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mason County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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