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Living In Mason City, IA

Mason City, a town in Iowa, has a population of just over 27,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. Most Mason City residents own their homes, and 37% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $716 per month, which is $94/month less than the state average.

Mason City residents have an average commute of about 16 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 20 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 45% of commuters, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Mason City has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (11%). Further, 10% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Mason City residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $60K, Mason City workers bring in around $8,000 less than the average Iowa resident. Mason City's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

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