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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The purpose of this study was to determine plant species composition on pocket gopher mound in a mature dry sand prairie and a disturbed dry sand prairie at the Henry Allan Gleason Nature Preserve, Mason County, Illinois.
Vascular flora of the Sand Ridge State Forest, Mason County, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 106:39-46.
Brown and Moll (1979) cited loss of aquatic habitat as a result of draining and withdrawal for agricultural use as the principal cause of the loss of yellow mud turtles near Havana, Mason County, Illinois (western section of the Forest City subcluster).
Soil survey of Mason County, Illinois. Soil Report 146, University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, Urbana.
Woody vegetation survey of Barkhausen Woods, a closed canopy sand forest in Mason County, Illinois. Erigenia 12:1-6.
Vegetation of forest communities at the Sand Prairie-Scrub Oak Nature Preserve, Mason County, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 95:37-46.
Vascular plant species encountered and collected at Sand Ridge State Forest, Mason County, Illinois are listed alphabetically by family under the major plant groups.
Ground-water/surface water interactions at Sand Lake, Mason County, Illinois. Illinois State Water Survey Miscellaneous Pub.
Soil survey of Mason County, Illinois. United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, Champaign, Illinois.
A series of small seeps were studied at White Oak Creek Woods Natural Area, Mason County, Illinois. The seep community in full sunlight had 23 species present in the plots (n = 30).
Density by diameter class (stems/ha), basal area ([m.sup.2]/ha), relative density, relative dominance, importance value, and average diameter for the woody species at White Oak Creek Woods Natural Area, Mason County, Illinois. Diameter Classes (cm) Species 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Quercus alba -- -- 11.7 29.9 64.0 Quercus velutina -- -- -- -- 6.5 Prunus serotina 18.1 2.1 -- -- -- Sassafras albidum 17.1 -- -- -- 1.1 Robinia pseudoacacia 9.6 2.1 -- -- -- Morus alba 8.5 -- -- -- -- Maclura pomifera 2.1 -- 1.1 1.1 -- Ulmus americana 2.1 1.1 -- -- -- Celtis occidentalis 1.1 -- -- -- -- Juglans nigra 1.1 -- -- -- -- Totals 59.7 5.3 12.8 31.0 71.6 Basal Area Total [m.sup.2] Rel.