Mason City, IA

27,546 Population
27.8 square miles 991.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
991.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.4%
was 53.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.6%
was 2.1%
 
Percent Under 18
21.0%
was 20.6%
 
Percent 65 and Over
19.3%
was 18.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 3.9
Ranked 10th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
13.9%
was 14.7%
 
Median Household Income
$45,193
was $43,525
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.9
46.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 3.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
150.1
was 108.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,302.6
was 4,072.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,452
was 13,530
 
Median Rent
$655
was $622
 
Total Building Permits
28
was 75
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,432
was 12,688
 
Homeownership Rate
64.4%
was 65.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
28
was 27
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
484.1
was 486.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.7%
was 16.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 48
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.1
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.1
was 5.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.0
was 2.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.0%
was 98.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.5%
was 92.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.4%
was 20.9%
 

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