Mason County, Texas

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Mason County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Mason County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Seat Mason
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

932 sq mi (2,414 km²)
932 sq mi (2,414 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,738. Its county seat is Mason6. Mason County is named for Fort Mason, which was located in the county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,414 km² (932 sq mi), virtually all of which is land.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,738 people, 1,607 households, and 1,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 2,372 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.60% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 20.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,607 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 20.70% from 25 to 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,921, and the median income for a family was $39,360. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,931. About 10.10% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Mason County War (in the 1870s)Edit

See [[Wikipedia:Johnny Ringo#Mason County War|]]

Cities and townsEdit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 30°43′N 99°13′W / 30.72, -99.22

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