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|People QuickFacts||Mason County||Illinois|
|Population, 2013 estimate||14,248||12,882,135|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||14,666||12,830,632|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-2.9%||0.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.1%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||21.1%||23.5%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||20.6%||13.5%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.7%||50.9%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||97.6%||77.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||14.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.4%||5.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.1%||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||1.0%||16.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||96.7%||62.7%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||85.5%||86.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.1%||13.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||1.8%||22.3%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||85.4%||87.3%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||14.2%||31.4%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||25.9||28.0|
|Housing units, 2013||7,012||5,289,423|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||77.4%||67.5%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||7.2%||32.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$82,100||$182,300|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.27||2.63|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$23,199||$29,666|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$42,260||$56,797|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||16.3%||14.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Mason County||Illinois|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||306||314,1992|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||2,473||5,119,8262|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||3.3%||1.6%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||693||921,272|
|Total number of firms, 2007||651||1,123,817|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||9.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||5.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||5.0%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||30.3%||30.5%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||257,760,713|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||192,326||231,082,768|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||98,760||165,450,520|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$6,563||$12,947|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||10,399||25,469,026|
|Building permits, 2012||11||13,797|
|Geography QuickFacts||Mason County||Illinois|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||539.24||55,518.93|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||27.2||231.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|