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Mason is a city in Ingham County, in the Lansing metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gov. Stevens T. Mason
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Mason. For links to other places called Mason, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mason is 42.579N. The longitude is -84.443W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,831.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mason demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lansing area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48854 ZIP code.
25% of Mason residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mason ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mason was $20,866, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Mason residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mason, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $503. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.
Libraries in Mason include Aurelius Library, Mason Library ... View libraries
Ingham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mason political report.
The average commute time for Mason workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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