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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    C
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    C+
Mason County is located in Illinois with a population of 13,778. In Mason County, most residents own their homes. In Mason County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Mason County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Mason County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    250.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    250.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    361.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,224.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Mason County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,596
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Mason County

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