Mason, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mason, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Mason had a population of 8,585 as of July 1, 2017. Mason ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mason is located at latitude 42.5807 and longitude -84.4423 in Ingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mason (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Mason (GNIS ID: 1626706) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mason population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mason, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,585
Daytime Population: Workers 4,810
Daytime Population: Residents 4,258
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,068
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 7,877
Population in Familes 6,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 708
Population Density2 1,683
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $53,186
Average Household Income $64,356
Per Capita Income $27,971


Total Housing Units 3,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,284 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,155 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $129,006
Average Home Value $140,112


Total Households 3,439
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,125
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.72%
Households 0.66% 0.75%
Families 0.62% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Mason, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mason to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 83rd
Population Density # 177 75th
Diversity Index # 176 75th
Median Household Income # 199 71st
Per Capita Income # 197 72nd

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