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 172 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Mason City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 172
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 72
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 93
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 172
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 363
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $60,439
Average Household Income $79,218
Per Capita Income $31,424


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $95,652
Average Home Value $190,234


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.12%
Households 0.18% 0.26%
Families 2.28% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

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, 2017 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 # 370 36th
Population Density # 454 22nd
Diversity Index # 182 69th
Median Household Income # 120 79th
Per Capita Income # 136 77th

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