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Mason, West Virginia
Location of Mason in Mason County, West Virginia.
Location of Mason in Mason County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°1′11″N 82°1′51″W / 39.01972°N 82.03083°W / 39.01972; -82.03083Coordinates: 39°1′11″N 82°1′51″W / 39.01972°N 82.03083°W / 39.01972; -82.03083
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mason
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
584 ft (178 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 968
 • Estimate 
(2019)
936
 • Density 1,605.49/sq mi (619.53/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
25260
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-52180
GNIS feature ID 1542846

Mason, also known as Mason City, is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 968 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Mason was initially known as Waggener's Bottom. It was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1856, and named for Mason County, which was named for George Mason, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention.

History

The Gold Houses and Shumaker-Lewis House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Mason is located at 39°1′11″N 82°1′51″W / 39.01972°N 82.03083°W / 39.01972; -82.03083 (39.019760, -82.030952), along the Ohio River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,182
1880 1,186 0.3%
1890 1,029 −13.2%
1900 904 −12.1%
1910 784 −13.3%
1920 992 26.5%
1930 691 −30.3%
1940 795 15.1%
1950 924 16.2%
1960 1,005 8.8%
1970 1,319 31.2%
1980 1,432 8.6%
1990 1,053 −26.5%
2000 1,064 1.0%
2010 968 −9.0%
2019 (est.) 936 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 968 people, 428 households, and 272 families living in the town. The population density was 1,640.7 inhabitants per square mile (633.5/km2). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 839.0 per square mile (323.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races.

There were 428 households, of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 45.3 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

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