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.
When you are in Mason City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.37% of Mason City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mason City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mason City who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (7.79%), and food service (7.58%).
Being a small city, Mason City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Mason City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.38% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mason City in 2010 was $21,078, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,312 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mason City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mason City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.