Mason County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 16,038. Its county seat is Havana, Illinois6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,459 km˛ (563 mi˛). 1,396 km˛ (539 mi˛) of it is land and 63 km˛ (24 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 4.34% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,038 people, 6,389 households, and 4,561 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km˛ (30/mi˛). There are 7,033 housing units at an average density of 5/km˛ (13/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.82% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,389 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 24.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,985, and the median income for a family is $42,239. Males have a median income of $33,426 versus $21,093 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,357. 9.70% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Forest City
- Mason City
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