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Mason County, KY&

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0.39% decline
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0.54% decline
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1.28% decline
Median Property Value
4.45% growth


The economy of Mason County, KY employs 7,036 people. The economy of Mason County, KY is specialized in Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 4.01; 3.49; and 3.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mason County, KY are Manufacturing (1,144), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,069), and Retail trade (831), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,850), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,778), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,667).

Median household income in Mason County, KY is $38,613. Males in Mason County, KY have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,993. The income inequality of Mason County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mason County, KY. In Mason County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,870. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Mason County, KY is home to a population of 17,229 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mason County, KY is composed of 15,413 White residents (89.5%), 951 Black residents (5.52%), 449 Two+ residents (2.61%), 271 Hispanic residents (1.57%), and 127 Asian residents (0.74%). The most common foreign languages in Mason County, KY are Spanish (256 speakers), German (202 speakers), and Other West Germanic (80 speakers), but compared to other places, Mason County, KY has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (80 speakers), German (202 speakers), and French (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mason County, KY awarded 1,610 degrees. The student population of Mason County, KY is skewed towards females, with 764 male students and 846 female students. Most students in Mason County, KY are White (1,552 and 96.4%), followed by Black or African American (21 and 1.3%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 1.18%), and Two or more races (10 and 0.62%). The largest universities in Mason County, KY by number of graduates are Maysville Community and Technical College (1,610 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Mason County, KY are Welding Technology (255 and 15.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (147 and 9.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (132 and 8.2%). The median tuition costs in Mason County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mason County, KY is $105,600, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $101,100 to $105,600, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Mason County, KY is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mason County, KY have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mason County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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