Masontown, West Virginia

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Masontown, West Virginia

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High Points

Masontown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Masontown Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Masontown Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Masontown Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Masontown Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Masontown, West Virginia

Comparing Masontown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
People Above Poverty 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Masontown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 62 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Preston
Standard Zip Codes 26542
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.552
Longitude -79.798

Masontown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 77 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
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Masontown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 647 100%
Male 303 46.8%
Female 344 53.2%
Under 18 133 20.6%
18+ 514 79.4%
65+ 134 20.7%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.83
White 641 99.1%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.3%

Estimated Masontown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 649
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Masontown 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 19.8%
US/American 18%
Italian 14.9%
English 12.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
Irish 9.3%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Hungarian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Polish 1%
Swedish 1%
Welsh 1%
British 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
South African 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cascade (26542)

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)
Masontown 647 $29,886
Albright 247 $21,500
Kingwood 2,944 $36,313
Morgantown 26,809 $44,622
Reedsville 517 $34,219
Tunnelton 336 $19,625
Westover 3,941 $43,469
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