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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Mason County is located in Michigan with a population of 28,800. In Mason County, most residents own their homes. In Mason County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Mason County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Mason County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    215.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    236.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,163.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Mason County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,524
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Mason County

Mason County Reviews

2 reviews
I love the community of people that live in Mason County. Everyone here seems to really love and enjoy our beautiful beaches and state park. There's alot to do in the summer time, especially. We have beaches, lighthouses, parks, a fair, etc. One thing I wish to see change is how the residents of Mason County take care of our outdoors. Our beaches are very clean compared to others that I have visited but I know that with a little more effort, they could be even cleaner. I really do believe that I am blessed to have been able to be born and raised here.
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The people who live this area are so friendly and helpful. They are more quiet and reserved than many people in the south.