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Overview

Introduction to Mason, Ohio

Mason, Ohio, in Warren county, is 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Mason has a population of 22,016.

Mason History

William Mason, the Revolutionary War veteran, purchased 640 acres of land that is now downtown Mason. This purchase took place on June 1, 1803. He named the area as the Village of Palmira in 1815. Later on, the name was changed to Palmyra. The area was renamed as Mason in 1835 as there was another place by the name of Palmyra in Ohio. Mason was incorporated as a city in 1970. In its early days, Mason was a small farming community but in recent years it has earned the status of an attractive industrial base. Some of the premier companies that are located at Mason are Procter & Gamble's Health Care Research Center, Cintas Corporation, Luxottica Retail, and Mitsubishi.

Mason and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Ancient
  • Stonelick Lake State Park
  • The Beach Waterpark
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Caesar Creek State Park
  • Americana Amusement Park

Things To Do In Mason

Popular spots to visit in and around Mason include the Kings Island Amusement Park and the Beach Waterpark. A popular spot for golf is the Golf Center at Kings Island. You can also visit the Alverta Green Museum to explore the historical roots of the city. The City of Mason organizes a number of events throughout the year including the Mason Heritage Festival and the famous Tennis Masters Series - Cincinnati.

Mason Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field.

Mason Higher Education

University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Wright State University - Main Campus, and Xavier University are all located near the city of Mason.

People

Total Population 31,289
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 14,864
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,984
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,411

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,493
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,023
Median House Value $214,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.3%
Irish 12.2%

Mason Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 45040
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.36
Longitude -84.31

Mason Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILFORD
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CHEVIOT
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lebanon 20,338 $70,229
Maineville 915 $66,250

Mason Public Libraries

Library
Mason Public Library
200 READING RD.
Mason, Ohio
(513) 398-2711
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Mason High Schools

WILLIAM MASON HIGH SCHOOL
6100 S MASON MONTGOMERY RD
513-398-5025
Serves 2,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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