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Encyclopedia > Mason County, Washington

Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 49,405. The county seat is at Shelton. It is named for the first Secretary of Washington Territory, C.H. Mason. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of them use the term commonwealth) which have membership in the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty, in that an... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shelton is a city located in Mason County, Washington. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,722 km² (1,051 mi²). 2,489 km² (961 mi²) of it is land and 233 km² (90 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.56% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Geographic features

Hood Canal, despite its name, is a fjord off Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington, with an average width of 1. ... Lake Cushman is a 4,010 acre (16 km²) lake on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ...

Major highways

U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ...

Adjacent counties

Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 49,405 people, 18,912 households, and 13,389 families residing in the county. The population density is 20/km² (51/mi²). There are 25,515 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.46% White, 1.19% Black or African American, 3.72% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. 4.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 18,912 households out of which 28.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% are non-families. 23.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 107.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,586, and the median income for a family is $44,246. Males have a median income of $37,007 versus $25,817 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,056. 12.20% of the population and 8.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.30% of those under the age of 18 and 4.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

State of Washington
Cities | Towns | Municipalities | Governors | Legislature | Initiatives | Congress | Symbols | Parks | Roads | Music Allyn-Grapeview is a census-designated place located in Mason County, Washington. ... Link title Belfair, located in Mason County, mainly attracts tourism and nature activists in summertime. ... Shelton is a city located in Mason County, Washington. ... Skokomish is a census-designated place located in Mason County, Washington. ... Source: http://www. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... This is a list of cities in Washington state, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... List of towns in Washington State Note: Populated places in Washington State are either cities, towns or census-designated places. ... There are 281 cities in the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... The Washington Legislature is the state legislature of Washington State. ... This is a list of all initiatives that have appeared before Washington state voters from 1914 to 2004, listed by number, subject, and result. ... Washington State currently sends 11 congressional delegates to the United States Congress - 9 members of the House and 2 Senators. ... This is a list of Washington state parks, in the United States of America: Alta Lake State Park Anderson Lake State Park Battle Ground Lake State Park Bay View State Park Beacon Rock State Park Belfair State Park Birch Bay State Park Blake Island State Park Bogachiel State Park Bridgeport... Categories: Stub | Washington state highways ... The U.S. state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation. ...

State Capital:

Olympia State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ...

Regions:

Central Washington | Columbia River Plateau | Eastern Washington | Inland Empire | Kitsap Peninsula | Olympic Peninsula | Okanogan Country | Palouse | Puget Sound | San Juan Islands | Western Washington | Yakima Valley Central Washington is a region of the United States defined as the western half of Eastern Washington, or those counties lying east of the Cascade Mountains but west of the 119th meridian. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Eastern Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington state east of the Cascade Mountains. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ... The Kitsap Peninsula is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... The Palouse is a region covering approximately 16,000 sq. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington state west of the Cascade Mountains. ... This irrigation ditch receives its water from the Yakima River. ...

Major Cities:

Bellevue | Everett | Federal Way | Kent | Seattle | Spokane | Tacoma | Vancouver | Yakima Bellevue is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Everett High School Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Kent is a city located in King County, Washington. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Spokane (pronounced ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background This page is about the city in Washington. ... Vancouver, Washington is a city on the north shore of the Columbia River, in the state of Washington, USA. It is the county seat of Clark County. ... Yakima is a the county seat of Yakima County located in central Washington. ...

Smaller Cities:

Auburn | Bellingham | Bremerton | Edmonds | Kennewick | Kirkland | Lakewood | Olympia | Pasco | Redmond | Renton | Richland | Shoreline Auburn is a city located in Washington. ... Bellinghams Old Fairhaven neighborhood - April 2004 Bellingham is the county seat of Whatcom County, Washington. ... Bremerton is a city located in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,259. ... Edmonds is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Kennewick is a city located in Benton County in south east Washington State. ... Kirkland is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... Pasco is a city located in Franklin County, Washington. ... Redmond is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Renton is a city located in King County, Washington, immediately southeast of Seattle. ... Richland is a city located in Benton County in southeastern Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima River and the Columbia River. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles north of Downtown Seattle. ...

Counties:

Adams | Asotin | Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Columbia | Cowlitz | Douglas | Ferry | Franklin | Garfield | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | Jefferson | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis | Lincoln | Mason | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | Pierce | San Juan | Skagit | Skamania | Snohomish | Spokane | Stevens | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman | Yakima Adams County is a county located in the State of Washington. ... Asotin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Washington, USA. As of 2000, the population is 32,603. ... Ferry County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... King County is located in the state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Klickitat County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pacific County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pend Oreille County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Washington, comprised of the San Juan Islands. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Skamania County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Spokane County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Wahkiakum County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Walla Walla County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Whatcom County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Yakima County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


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Mason County, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,586, and the median income for a family is $44,246.
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