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|People QuickFacts||Mason County||Michigan|
|Population, 2013 estimate||28,605||9,895,622|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||28,705||9,883,701|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.3%||0.1%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.2%||5.8%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||20.5%||22.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||20.7%||15.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.5%||50.9%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||95.8%||80.1%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.8%||14.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.1%||0.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||2.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.0%||Z|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.7%||2.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||4.2%||4.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||92.1%||76.1%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||84.7%||85.3%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.8%||6.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||4.4%||9.1%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||89.5%||88.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||19.8%||25.9%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||17.9||24.0|
|Housing units, 2013||17,208||4,525,141|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||74.1%||72.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||13.1%||17.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$117,000||$121,700|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.26||2.53|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$23,183||$25,681|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$41,136||$48,411|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||16.2%||16.8%|
|Business QuickFacts||Mason County||Michigan|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||744||217,4401|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||8,761||3,468,0891|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||2.7%||2.6%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||1,983||687,629|
|Total number of firms, 2007||3,011||816,972|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||8.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||1.3%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||25.7%||30.4%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||518,341||234,455,768|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||148,639||107,109,349|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||330,426||109,102,594|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$11,540||$10,855|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||39,650||14,536,648|
|Building permits, 2012||46||11,6921|
|Geography QuickFacts||Mason County||Michigan|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||495.07||56,538.90|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||58.0||174.8|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Ludington, MI Micro Area|