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The 2000 Census showed that Mason County had a population of 25,957 people. This represented 1.44% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Mason had a population of 25,568 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,107+27.55%+29.49% since 2009
200925,568-1.5%-0.17% since 2008
200825,611-1.33%+0.66% since 2007
200725,442-1.98%-0.28% since 2006
200625,513-1.71%-0.14% since 2005
200525,548-1.58%-0.61% since 2004
200425,706-0.97%-0.7% since 2003
200325,887-0.27%-0.16% since 2002
200225,928-0.11%-0.41% since 2001
200126,034+0.3%+0.3% since 2000
200025,957The Last Census

Mason County had 12,056 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Mason County has a total area<3> of 444.8 square miles [1,152 km²]. Of this total, 431.9 square miles [1,118 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.91%) being water (12.95 square miles [33.54 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Mason County had a population density of 60.1 people per square mile [23.21 people/km²], making it the state's 24th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Mason County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Mason and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Mason County QuickFact (QF-54053).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Mason County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Gallia (OH)QF-39053   W30,69431,069-1.21%
Meigs (OH)QF-39105   N22,83823,072-1.01%
CabellQF-54011   SW95,21496,784-1.62%
JacksonQF-54035   E28,06728,0000.24%
PutnamQF-54079   S55,67351,5897.92%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mason. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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