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Mason County, Illinois

PO Box 77
Havana, IL 62644
Phone: (309) 543-6661
Fax: (309) 543-2085
www.masoncountyil.org

In central IL southwest of Peoria; organized Jan 20, 1841 from Tazewell County. Name Origin: For the county in KY, former home of many of the settlers

Area (sq mi):: 563.37 (land 538.94; water 24.43) Population per square mile: 29.20
Population 2005: 15,741 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.90%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 16,038 (White 98.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,357; median household $35,985; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,968-$23,808
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 28.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mason County, Michigan

304 E Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 843-8202
Fax: (231) 843-1972

On the west-central coast of MI bordered on west by Lake Michigan; established as Notiopekago County Apr 1, 1840 from Ionia County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: For Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-43), secretary and acting governor of MI Territory (1831-35) and first state governor (1835-38)

Area (sq mi):: 1241.86 (land 495.17; water 746.70) Population per square mile: 58.50
Population 2005: 28,986 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 10.70% Population 2000: 28,274 (White 94.00%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,713; median household $34,704; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,678-$24,117
Unemployment (2004): 9.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mason County, Texas

PO Box 702
Mason, TX 76856
Phone: (325) 347-5253
Fax: (325) 347-6868
www.co.mason.tx.us

In central TX, northwest of Austin; organized Jan 22, 1858 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Lt. George (G.T.) Mason, army officer who chose locations for forts along the Rio Grande

Area (sq mi):: 932.18 (land 932.07; water 0.11) Population per square mile: 4.20
Population 2005: 3,880 State rank: 212 Population change: 2000-20005 3.80%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 3,738 (White 77.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 20.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 8.20%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 46.70
Income 2000: per capita $20,931; median household $30,921; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,952-$22,303
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mason County, Kentucky

27 W 3rd St PO Box 234
Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-3341
Fax: (606) 564-8979
www.masoncounty-ky.com

On the northeastern border of KY, northeast of Lexington; established Nov 5, 1788 (prior to statehood) from Bourbon County. Name Origin: For George Mason (1725-92), author of the VA Declaration of Rights (1776), which served as the model for the American Bill of Rights

Area (sq mi):: 246.60 (land 241.11; water 5.49) Population per square mile: 71.10
Population 2005: 17,140 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 16,800 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 7.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,589; median household $30,195; Population below poverty level: 16.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,915-$23,932
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mason County, West Virginia

200 6th St
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Phone: (304) 675-1110
Fax: (304) 675-4982

On western border of WV along the Ohio River, northeast of Huntington; organized Jan 2, 1804 from Kanawha County. Name Origin: For George Mason (1725-92), VA statesman and author of the VA Declaration of Rights, a model for the American Bill of Rights

Area (sq mi):: 444.80 (land 431.85; water 12.95) Population per square mile: 59.70
Population 2005: 25,761 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 3.10% Population 2000: 25,957 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 39.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,804; median household $27,134; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,753-$20,187
Unemployment (2004): 8.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.80% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mason County, Washington

PO Box 340
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 427-9670
www.co.mason.wa.us

In western WA, bordered on east by Puget Sound, west of Tacoma; organized as Sawamish County Mar 13, 1854 from Thurston County; name changed Jan 8, 1864. Name Origin: For Charles H. Mason (?-1859), secretary and sometimes acting governor of WA Territory

Area (sq mi):: 1051.03 (land 961.06; water 89.97) Population per square mile: 56.60
Population 2005: 54,359 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 10.00%; 1990-2000 28.90% Population 2000: 49,405 (White 86.30%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 9.20%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,056; median household $39,586; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,794-$24,689
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 30.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Confederacy's second in command; General Albert Sidney Johnston, a native of Mason County, Kentucky, was killed in action during the afternoon of the first day.