Mason, Illinois

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Mason Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Effingham
Standard Zip Codes 62443
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.953
Longitude -88.623

Mason Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Mason Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 396 100%
Male 215 54.3%
Female 181 45.7%
Under 18 112 28.3%
18+ 284 71.7%
65+ 42 10.6%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.15
White 389 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 3 0.8%
Mixed Race 3 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 2.3%

Estimated Mason Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 400
Growth 4
Growth % 1%

Mason Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45.5%
English 20.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 10.7%
Irish 6.4%
Italian 2.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mason, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gilmore (62443)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mason 396 $41,797
Altamont 2,283 $37,837
Edgewood 527 $31,875
Effingham 12,384 $45,902
Farina 558 $41,875
Iola 171 $30,938
Watson 729 $42,159
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