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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Mason County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,488

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 293

Female householder, no husband present : 594

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,863

Householder not living alone : 232


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Mason County, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 31

Male householder and female partner : 111

Female householder and female partner : 18

Female householder and male partner : 152

All other households : 6,158


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Mason County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,103

Renter-occupied housing units : 385

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 241

Renter-occupied housing units : 52

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 301

Renter-occupied housing units : 293

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,594

Renter-occupied housing units : 501


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Mason County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 452

$10,000 to $14,999 : 558

$15,000 to $19,999 : 423

$20,000 to $24,999 : 319

$25,000 to $29,999 : 498

$30,000 to $34,999 : 383

$35,000 to $39,999 : 325

$40,000 to $44,999 : 438

$45,000 to $49,999 : 334

$50,000 to $59,999 : 480

$60,000 to $74,999 : 734

$75,000 to $99,999 : 751

$100,000 to $124,999 : 362

$125,000 to $149,999 : 97

$150,000 to $199,999 : 176

$200,000 or more : 140


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Mason County, Illinois)

Total : 7,122


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Mason County, Illinois)

Occupied : 6,470

Vacant : 652


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Mason County, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Mason County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 129

Built 2000 to 2004 : 239

Built 1990 to 1999 : 481

Built 1980 to 1989 : 421

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,467

Built 1960 to 1969 : 957

Built 1950 to 1959 : 636

Built 1940 to 1949 : 449

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,343


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Mason County, Illinois)

Utility gas : 3,821

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,430

Electricity : 1,064

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 45

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 70

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 34

No fuel used : 6


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Mason County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 86

$10,000 to $14,999 : 83

$15,000 to $19,999 : 109

$20,000 to $24,999 : 114

$25,000 to $29,999 : 91

$30,000 to $34,999 : 135

$35,000 to $39,999 : 186

$40,000 to $49,999 : 408

$50,000 to $59,999 : 377

$60,000 to $69,999 : 465

$70,000 to $79,999 : 466

$80,000 to $89,999 : 564

$90,000 to $99,999 : 391

$100,000 to $124,999 : 605

$125,000 to $149,999 : 397

$150,000 to $174,999 : 208

$175,000 to $199,999 : 89

$200,000 to $249,999 : 194

$250,000 to $299,999 : 76

$300,000 to $399,999 : 112

$400,000 to $499,999 : 12

$500,000 to $749,999 : 39

$750,000 to $999,999 : 29

$1,000,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Mason County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 172

Home equity loan only : 269

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 8

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,327

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,463


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Mason County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $112,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $106,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $119,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $50,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $88,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $88,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $72,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $67,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $71,200


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Mason County, Illinois: 66.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Mason County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 33 33 $3,311,475
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

33 33 $3,311,475
2000        
  Single Family 15 15 $1,368,857
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

15 15 $1,368,857
2001        
  Single Family 28 28 $1,990,636
  Two Family 1 2 $147,824
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

29 30 $2,138,460
2002        
  Single Family 42 42 $3,621,652
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

42 42 $3,621,652
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $250,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $250,000
2004        
  Single Family 16 16 $1,950,150
  Two Family 1 2 $110,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 18 $2,060,150
2005        
  Single Family 15 15 $2,132,741
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

15 15 $2,132,741
2006        
  Single Family 5 5 $577,942
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $577,942


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Mason County, IL): $35,985
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Mason County): $59,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Mason County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 60.7%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 24.6%
Electricity: 11.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.1%
Wood: 1.7%
Solar Energy: 0.1%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Mason County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 19.42%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 66.99%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 13.59%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Mason County): $390
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Mason County): $540


(updated 2010)



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