George Mason, VA

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Population

9,689

3.38% decline

Median Age

20.9


Median Household Income

$118,583

2.19% growth

Poverty Rate

5.82%


Number of Employees

4,723

3.06% decline

Median Property Value

$535,600

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, George Mason, VA had a population of 9.69k people with a median age of 20.9 and a median household income of $118,583. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of George Mason, VA declined from 10,028 to 9,689, a -3.38% decrease and its median household income grew from $116,042 to $118,583, a 2.19% increase.

The population of George Mason, VA is 56.2% White Alone, 15.5% Asian Alone, and 12.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in George Mason, VA speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in George Mason, VA are George Mason University (9,044 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in George Mason, VA is $535,600, and the homeownership rate is 83.2%. Most people in George Mason, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in George Mason, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of George Mason, VA employs 4.72k people. The largest industries in George Mason, VA are Educational Services (1,280 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (556 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($124,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($100,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,714).

Median household income in George Mason, VA is $118,583. Males in George Mason, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in George Mason, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$118,583

2017 value

± $12,867

2.19%

1 Year Growth

± 17.3%

Households in George Mason, VA have a median annual income of $118,583, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $116,042 in 2016, which represents a 2.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for George Mason, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4405.02

  2. Census Tract 4406

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in George Mason, VA was Census Tract 4405.02 with a value of $144,583, followed by Census Tract 4406 and N/A, with respective values of $100,179 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in George Mason, VA (298 out of 5.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    183 ± 114

  2. Asian

    93 ± 88

  3. Hispanic

    64 ± 84

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in George Mason, VA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.72k

2017 Value

± 355

-3.06%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in George Mason, VA declined at a rate of -3.06%, from 4.87k employees to 4.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in George Mason, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (659 people), Sales & Related Occupations (639 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (435 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of George Mason, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of George Mason, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (659 people), Sales & Related Occupations (639 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (435 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, George Mason, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.59 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.27 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of George Mason, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($110,536), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,250), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($94,444).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.72k

2017 Value

± 355

-3.06%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in George Mason, VA declined at a rate of -3.06%, from 4.87k employees to 4.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in George Mason, VA, are Educational Services (1,280 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (556 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of George Mason, VA, though some of these residents may live in George Mason, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in George Mason, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,280 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (556 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, George Mason, VA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.92 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.22 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in George Mason, VA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($124,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($100,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,714).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.5% of the population of George Mason, VA has health coverage, with 76.5% on employee plans, 2.9% on Medicaid, 3.86% on Medicare, 8.93% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of George Mason, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in George Mason, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.53%

Uninsured

76.5%

Employer Coverage

2.9%

Medicaid

3.86%

Medicare

8.93%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in George Mason, VA declined by 2.11% from 6.67% to 6.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in George Mason, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

George Mason, VA is home to a population of 9.69k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.8% of George Mason, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of George Mason, VA is composed of 5.45k White Alone residents (56.2%), 1.5k Asian Alone residents (15.5%), 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.5%), 1.15k Black or African American Alone residents (11.9%), 360 Two or More Races residents (3.72%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.144%), 9 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0929%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in George Mason, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in George Mason, VA was 20.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in George Mason, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all George Mason, VA residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.73k people

16.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.67k people

As of 2017, 17.8% of George Mason, VA residents (1.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in George Mason, VA was 16.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of George Mason, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in George Mason, VA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.45k ± 377

  2. Asian Alone

    1.5k ± 221

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.21k ± 281

In 2017, there were 3.63 times more White Alone residents (5.45k people) in George Mason, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Asian Alone and 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in George Mason, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of George Mason, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in George Mason, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of George Mason, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    95 ± 44

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    84 ± 33

  3. Vietnam

    67 ± 36

George Mason, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in George Mason, VA awarded 9,044 degrees. The student population of George Mason, VA is skewed towards women, with 16,277 male students and 18,632 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in George Mason, VA are White (4,479 and 53.5%), followed by Asian (1,316 and 15.7%), Hispanic or Latino (888 and 10.6%), and Black or African American (840 and 10%).

The largest universities in George Mason, VA by number of degrees awarded are George Mason University (9,044 and 100%).

The most popular majors in George Mason, VA are General Psychology (406 and 4.49%), Information Technology (398 and 4.4%), and Curriculum & Instruction (394 and 4.36%).

The median tuition costs in George Mason, VA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,204 and $29,486 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 318 degrees awarded

  2. 341 degrees awarded

  3. 321 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in George Mason, VA was Information Technology with 318 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in George Mason, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

9,044 degrees awarded

$8,204

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the George Mason, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was George Mason University with 9,044 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,897

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,147

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,897 men were awarded degrees from institutions in George Mason, VA, which is 0.757 times less than the 5,147 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,479 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,316 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    888 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in George Mason, VA were to White students. These 4,479 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,316 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in George Mason, VA was $535,600 in 2017, which is 2.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $523,800 to $535,600, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in George Mason, VA is 83.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in George Mason, VA have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in George Mason, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$118,583

Median Household Income

± $12,867

1.68k

Number of Households

± 159

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.68k households in George Mason, VA grew to $118,583 from the previous year's value of $116,042.

The following chart displays the households in George Mason, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$535,600

2017 Median

± $20,801

$523,800

2016 Median

± $23,376

In 2017, the median property value in George Mason, VA grew to to $535,600 from the previous year's value of $523,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in George Mason, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George Mason, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in George Mason, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George Mason, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

83.2%

2017 Homeownership

81.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.2% of the housing units in George Mason, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in George Mason, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in George Mason, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in George Mason, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in George Mason, VA have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.19% of the workforce in George Mason, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    61.8%

  2. Walked

    15.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in George Mason, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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