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Mason City
  • Town in Iowa

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Mason City is a town in Iowa with a population of 27,271. Mason City is in Cerro Gordo County. Living in Mason City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mason City there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Mason City and residents tend to lean conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$841
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    199.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    51.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    40.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    451.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,023.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

Working in Mason City

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,786
National
$75,149

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