Mason 96 Exceptional
Mason Livability #7 ranked city in Ohio#15 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Mason Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Mason Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Ohio
1066% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mason cost of living
A+ Mason Crime Total crime is 67% lower than Ohio
Total crime
80469% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12569% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Mason crime
B+ Mason Employment Household income is 83% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$92,81968% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,00554% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%49% lower than the US average
Mason employment
C+ Mason Housing Home value is 74% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$230,10025% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,05611% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%28% higher than the US average
Mason real estate or Mason rentals
A+ Mason Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
93%89% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
Mason K-12 schools
A+ Mason User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Mason
Overall user rating
92% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 5 total surveys
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Living in Mason, OH

Mason is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 32,025 residents. At 85%, the majority of the Mason population is White; this is followed by 9% Asian and 4% Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 48% with kids under the age of 18, Mason could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mason could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Mason and in the areas around Mason is a much easier task.

Mason has a livability score of 89 out of 100 and is ranked #9 in Ohio and #65 in the USA. Clearly, Mason is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Mason ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Mason has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Mason has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Mason gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 36 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Mason are 93%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Mason is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Mason come in at $230,100, which is 74.5% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mason, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Ohio average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Mason area were 7.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.9%.

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      Source: The Mason, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).