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|People QuickFacts||Mason City||Iowa|
|Population, 2014 estimate||27,458||3,107,126|
|Population, 2013 estimate||27,664||3,092,341|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||28,079||3,046,869|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||-2.2%||2.0%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-1.5%||1.5%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||6.2%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||21.9%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||17.1%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||51.8%||50.5%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||93.8%||91.3%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||1.8%||2.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.3%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.9%||1.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||1.9%||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||5.1%||5.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||90.6%||88.7%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||86.0%||84.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||2.3%||4.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||4.2%||7.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||91.6%||91.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||20.0%||25.7%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||13.9||18.8|
|Housing units, 2010||13,352||1,336,417|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||66.9%||72.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||19.8%||18.4%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$97,600||$124,300|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.09||2.42|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$25,655||$27,027|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$41,332||$51,843|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||14.7%||12.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Mason City||Iowa|
|Total number of firms, 2007||2,537||259,931|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.8%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||2.0%||0.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||22.7%||25.5%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||1,210,263||97,592,051|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||323,807||41,068,338|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||718,970||39,234,649|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$26,203||$13,172|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||55,410||4,737,719|
|Geography QuickFacts||Mason City||Iowa|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||27.81||55,857.13|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1,009.8||54.5|
|Counties||Cerro Gordo County|