Mason City, Illinois

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Mason City, Illinois

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High Points

Mason City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mason City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mason City, Illinois

Comparing Mason City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Mason City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Mason
Standard Zip Codes 62664
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.202
Longitude -89.698

Mason City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 46.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Mason City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,558 100%
Male 1,191 46.6%
Female 1,367 53.4%
Under 18 645 25.2%
18+ 1,913 74.8%
65+ 559 21.9%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.95
White 2,534 99.1%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 7 0.3%
Mixed Race 10 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.6%

Estimated Mason City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,473
Growth -85
Growth % -3.3%

Mason City 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 33.4%
US/American 19.2%
English 12.4%
Irish 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Dutch 2.3%
Swedish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2%
Polish 1.9%
European 1.2%
Welsh 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Russian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Luther (62664)
Teheran (62664)

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 City 2,558 $47,991
Easton 373 $38,125
Forest City 287 $35,625
Greenview 862 $49,125
Middletown 434 $44,375
New Holland 318 $45,313
San Jose 696 $45,104

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Mason City High Schools (2004)

Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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