Mason is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,139 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mason is the 604th largest community in Texas.
When you are in Mason, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.69% of Mason’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mason is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mason who work in sales jobs (11.43%), maintenance occupations (9.29%), and farm management occupations (8.06%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mason has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mason has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mason than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mason may be for you.
One of the benefits of Mason is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.21 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Mason doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Mason is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.29% of adults 25 and older in Mason have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mason in 2010 was $16,306, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,224 for a family of four.
Mason is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 White, followed by Asian. Mason also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mason include English, Scottish, Irish, and French .
Mason also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.47%.
The most common language spoken in Mason is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.