Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Meet Mason County

On the Ohio border, this is one county that will go Kerry if this blogger has anything to do with it.

And she does.

Also of note: Point Pleasant and this tourism video about the Mothman. Yeah, like the movie.

But wait, there's more:

Betcha didn't know West Virginia went all the way to Ohio, didja? Oh. Well, fine. Good for you.

And yet more, from

Mason County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 25,957. Its county seat is Point Pleasant6.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,152 km² (445 mi²). 1,118 km² (432 mi²) of it is land and 34 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.91% water.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 25,957 people, 10,587 households, and 7,569 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (60/mi²). There are 12,056 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.37% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. [Ed. Note: So with me here, that last percentage goes up how much?]

There are 10,587 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% are married couples living together, 10.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $27,134, and the median income for a family is $32,953. Males have a median income of $32,382 versus $17,074 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,804. 19.90% of the population and 16.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.30% are under the age of 18 and 14.50% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns:
Hartford City
New Haven
Point Pleasant

You want MORE fun facts? Wow, you're studious readers. Okay, here you go: MapStats links for Mason County West Virginia.

By the way - what did I have for my first West Virginian meal? Some regional specialty? Something southern? Nah. Sushi. Go fig.

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