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Mason is a town in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mason. For links to other places called Mason, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mason is 38.953N. The longitude is -88.623W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 396.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mason demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Effingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62443 ZIP code.
43% of Mason residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $13,392, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Mason residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mason, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $676.
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mason political report.
The average commute time for Mason workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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