Mason County KY Information


Mason County Subdivisions

Mason County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,852
Population in Households 17,554
Population in Familes 14,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,135
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,595 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,540 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,083 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $116,786
Average Home Value $146,442


Median Household Income $39,404
Average Household Income $55,756
Per Capita Income $22,536
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.08%
Households 0.24% 0.02%
Families 0.02% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mason County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mason County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 45th
Population Density1 # 51 58th
Diversity Index2 # 36 71st
Median Household Income # 51 58th
Per Capita Income # 33 73rd

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