Mason County, Michigan Population 2024

29,465

Mason County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 29,465 with a growth rate of 0.1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mason County, Michigan is the 49th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 28,719 and has seen a growth of 2.6% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,605280.09%
202829,577280.09%
202729,549280.09%
202629,521280.09%
202529,493280.1%
202429,465280.1%
202329,437280.1%
202229,409280.1%
202129,3813431.18%
202029,038-116-0.4%
201929,154330.11%
201829,121960.33%
201729,0251790.62%
201628,846920.32%
201528,75460.02%
201428,748680.24%
201328,680130.05%
201228,667180.06%
201128,649-70-0.24%
201028,719
199025,537-828-3.14%
198026,3653,75316.6%
197022,6126833.11%
196021,9291,4557.11%
195020,4741,0965.66%
194019,3786223.32%
193018,756-1,075-5.42%
192019,831-2,001-9.17%
191021,8322,94715.6%
190018,8852,50015.26%
189016,3856,32062.79%
188010,0656,802208.46%
18703,2632,432292.66%
1860831738793.55%
185093-29,512-99.69%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.1% (28)
County Website
Mason County
County Seat
2010 Population
28,719
Area
495 mi²
Density
60 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.6% (746)
Founded
1840

Mason County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,03892.67%
Two or more races1,2414.25%
Black or African American3231.11%
Other race2860.98%
Asian1480.51%
Native American1420.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mason County, Michigan Population by Race

Mason County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Mason County, Michigan Median Age

46.7

Total

44.8

Male

48.6

Female

Mason County, Michigan Adults

There are 23,324 adults, (7,271 of whom are seniors) in Mason County, Michigan.

Mason County, Michigan Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mason County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female14,56949.93%
Male14,60950.07%

Mason County, Michigan Population by Age

Mason County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,2962.3478.121.9
Married6,4132.990.39.7
Non Family4,3121.1666.733.3
Female1,1673.4154.345.7
Male4043.017624
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mason County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mason County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mason County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.17%.

Mason County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,225

Average Earnings

$46,255

Average Male

$30,509

Average Female

Mason County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mason County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mason County, Michigan Language

97.43% of Mason County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Mason County, Michigan Language

Mason County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,0163,47413.35%
Hispanic1,39525318.14%
Multiple1,23724619.89%
Other2869131.82%
Black285134.56%
Asian148128.11%
Native14285.63%
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13.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mason County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mason County, Michigan is Other, with 31.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mason County, Michigan is Black, with 4.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.53%.

Mason County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.67%
High School13.11%
Some College9.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
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Mason County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.25%
Male Unemployed24.51%
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed4.03%
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Mason County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mason County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mason County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mason County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mason County, Michigan Marriage

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

Mason County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mason County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,986

Number of Veterans

1,820

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

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Mason County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Mason County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Mason County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Mason County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mason County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mason County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mason County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mason County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.2%

Born in Mason County, Michigan

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.33% of Mason County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 80.2% having been born in Michigan. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mason County, Michigan Place of Birth

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