Mason is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,597 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mason is the 255th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns, Mason isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mason are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mason is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mason who work in food service (13.09%), sales jobs (12.84%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).
The overall crime rate in Mason is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mason is worth considering.
In Mason, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Mason does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Mason have a very low rate of college education: just 8.17% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Mason in 2010 was $12,236, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,944 for a family of four.
Mason is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mason home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mason residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Mason include German, French , Scots-Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Mason is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.