Mason City is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,180 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mason City is the 457th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mason City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.18% of the Mason City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mason City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mason City who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), food service (11.44%), and sales jobs (10.55%).
Mason City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Mason City has a very low overall level of education: only 8.84% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Mason City in 2010 was $21,929, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,716 for a family of four.
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 Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mason City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.