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Ingham County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Mason is approximately 7,985 (2005), 8252 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,961 (2000), 3278 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mason is 11.451 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mason is 4.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mason to Washington DC is 480 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mason is positioned 42.58 degrees north of the equator and 84.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mason per capita income is $ 20,866 (2000).
Mason median income is $ 43,600 (2005).
The Mason median home price is $ 160,700 (2005).


about ten miles southeast of Lansing, Michigan. Other nearby communities include Holt, Leslie, Okemos, Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, and Williamston
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History & History Related Items

Mason was first settled in 1836 by Lewis Lacey when he opened a sawmill here. Later, one of the sawmill company executives arrived and also became the first postmaster of Mason Center as it was called. Mason became the County seat of Ingham County in 1840. The city dropped the Center portion of the name in 1842. It was incorporated in a village in 1865 and as a city about ten years later. It was named for the first governor of Michigan, Stevens T. Mason. The beautiful, historic courthouse was built in 1903 and has been renovated. The clock tower on the building is a feature of the community. An unique point of history for Mason is that it is the only city in the country that is a county seat and is located in the same county as the state capital. Though many people commute to Lansing and that urban area, Mason has maintained its basic rural charm. Outside the city are agricultural areas that help the city to be buffered from the urban sprawl. Mason has continued to have high-quality schools and good access to business and entertainment, both local and in the nearby areas.

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The Pink One-Room School Museum
704 W. Ash Street
Mason, Michigan 48854
Open by Appointment

Ingram County Courthouse
Built in 1904 at Jefferson and Ash in Mason.

Mason Historical Museum
200 East Oak Street
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: 517-676-9837

Cobblestone Village
Mason Antique District
208 Mason St.
Mason, Michigan 48854

Mason Jewett Airport
1.3 miles south of Mason.

Ingham County Fair
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Mason City Government

City of Mason
201 West Ash Street
Mason, Michigan 48854
Phone: 517-676-9155

Mason Chamber

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce
148 East Ash Street
Mason, Michigan 48854
Phone: 517-676-1046

Mason Organizations

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce
148 East Ash Street
Mason, Michigan 48854
Phone: 517-676-1046

Mason Libraries

Ingham County Library System Mason


The population of Mason was:
1990 - 6,768
2000 - 6,714
2004 - 7,870
2005 - 7,985
Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 41,790
2005 - $ 43,600

Median House value:
2000 - $ 113,300
2005 - $ 160,700

Median age:
2000 - 36.5 years

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