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Time Zone: Mason County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Point Pleasant is the Seat for Mason County.

Mason County was founded in 1804 and was created by taking area from KanawhaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mason had a population of 25,568 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,957 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mason represented 1.44% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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
200025,957The Last Census

More information can be found on the Mason County Census Page for Mason County.


Below are some of the communities located in Mason County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Mason County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Point Pleasant   4,3944,6375.24% decrease  
New Haven   1,5101,5593.14% decrease  
Mason   1,0401,0642.26% decrease  
Hartford City   5175190.39% decrease  
Henderson   3083255.23% decrease  

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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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