Mason County KY Information


Mason County Subdivisions

Mason County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,792
Daytime Population: Workers 9,610
Daytime Population: Residents 10,017
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,627
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 17,494
Population in Familes 14,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density2 74
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,083
Average Household Income $58,762
Per Capita Income $23,606


Total Housing Units 8,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,599 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,472 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,111 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $122,943
Average Home Value $152,087


Total Households 7,071
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 4,758
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.16%
Households 0.08% 0.06%
Families -0.1% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


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, 2017 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 Density # 51 58th
Diversity Index # 40 68th
Median Household Income # 53 57th
Per Capita Income # 31 75th

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