Mason County – History, Demography, Government and Others
History of Mason County
Mason County was originally part of the Bexar District. In the time that Gillespie County was marked off in 1848, the majority of what would become Mason County was included within the boundaries. On the 22nd of January 1858 Mason County, named in honor of Fort Mason, was established through an act of the state legislature.
In 2000, according to the census in 2000 in 2000, there were 3,738 residents, 1,607 households, and 1,110 families within the county. The density of the population was 4 people per sq mile (2/km 2). It was home to 2,372 dwelling units, with an average rate of two per sq mile (1/km 2). The racial composition in the County was 91.60 white, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races and 1.82 percent of the population was from multiple races. 20.95 percent of the residents comprised Hispanic and Latino from any races.
The number of households was 1,607 of which 25.90 percent had children younger than 18 years of age who were living in the household, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder who had no husband present and 30.90 percent of households were not family-owned. 29.20 percent of all households were comprised of people with no spouses, and 17.90 percent of households had a person living on their own who was 65 years old or older. The median household size is 2.31 as well as the typical size of a family was 2.83.
22.40 percentage of the population was younger than 18 years old. 4.70 percentage of those aged 18-24 20.70 percentage between 25 and 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64 as well as 23.50 percent that were 65 years old or the age of 65 or over. Median age of 47. To every 100 women,, there are 92.40 males. In 100 women 18 and above the number was 87.60 males.
There was a average household’s income was $30,921, and families earned a median income of $39,360. Males earned a median of $28,125, compared to women earning $20,000. The per-capita earnings of $20,931. Around 10.10 percent of households and 13.20 percent of the population fell under the poverty limit that includes 20.50 percent of those who were aged 18 or less and 13.30 percent of those aged 65 or older.
Mason County Government
At a Glance – Mason County, Texas
Mason County, Texas – Cities
- Mason (county seat)
Mason County, Texas – Unincorporated communities
- Camp Air
- Cold Spring
- Double Knobbs
- Fly Gap
- Hedwigs Hill
- Long Mountain
- Loyal Valley
- McCulloch County (north)
- San Saba County (northeast)
- Llano County (east)
- Gillespie County (south)
- Kimble County (southwest)
- Menard County (west)
Photos of Significant Location and Monuments
- Mason Independent School District