Mason City, IA
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Mason City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 27,366 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mason City is the 16th largest community in Iowa.

Mason City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mason City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mason City who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (7.42%).

One of the benefits of Mason City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Mason City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.86% of adults 25 and older in Mason City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mason City in 2010 was $26,880, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,520 for a family of four. However, Mason City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mason City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mason City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mason City include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Mason City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.