Mason, New Hampshire

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Mason, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Mason People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Mason Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Mason Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mason Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mason College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Mason Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Mason, New Hampshire

Comparing Mason to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 8
Median Family Income 10 8
College Educated Adults 10 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 7 3
Short Commute Times 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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

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Mason Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03048
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.743
Longitude -71.769

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 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station WEARE
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
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Mason Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,147 100%
Male 591 51.5%
Female 556 48.5%
Under 18 279 24.3%
18+ 868 75.7%
65+ 97 8.5%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,125 98.1%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1%

Estimated Mason Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,304
Growth 157
Growth % 13.7%

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
Irish 17.3%
English 15.2%
French Canadian 10.3%
French (except Basque) 10.2%
Italian 8.2%
German 5.5%
US/American 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Swedish 3.2%
Canadian 3.2%
Scottish 3%
Polish 2.5%
Russian 1.9%
Finnish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
Slovak 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mason 1,147 $61,908
Brookline 4,181 $80,214
Greenville 2,224 $48,750
Milford 13,535 $61,682
New Ipswich 4,289 $57,865
Temple 1,297 $64,297
Wilton 3,743 $61,311

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