Mason City, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mason City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Mason City had a population of 171 as of July 1, 2016. Mason City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mason City is located at latitude 41.2222 and longitude -99.2988 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mason City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,260 feet.

The Village of Mason City (GNIS ID: 2399271) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mason City is located within Township of Algernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Custer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mason City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mason City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 171
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 361
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $92,857
Average Home Value $180,859


Median Household Income $54,834
Average Household Income $72,212
Per Capita Income $29,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.12%
Households 0.42% 0.26%
Families 2.96% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mason City, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mason City to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 36th
Population Density1 # 458 21st
Diversity Index2 # 156 73rd
Median Household Income # 161 72nd
Per Capita Income # 124 79th

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