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Community Profile

Named a Certified Blue Zones Community in 2014, following a highly competitive and rigorous certification process, citizens are hard at work adopting the proven strategies to improve the region’s showing in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI). This measure is the preeminent source for health and well-being data in the United States.

Local leaders use WBI findings to quantify and benchmark the well-being of employees and citizens to make informed decisions regarding health benefits, work environments, corporate culture, and community investment.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
(Population Age 25+)
High School Diploma • 47.3%
Associate Degree • 22.3%
Bachelors Degree • 19.3%
Graduate/Professional Degree • 4.5%

ETHNICITY
White • 93.8%
Black • 1.16%
Native American • .36%
Asian • .89%
Hispanic • 3.79%

ANCESTRY
German • 40.2%
Norwegian • 16.3%
Irish • 13.3%
English • 9.6%
Greek • 5.1%
Swedish • 3.1%

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
$58,810

MEDIAN HOME PRICE
$116,000

MEDIAN 2BR APARTMENT RENT
$554

WEATHER
Mason City has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Average winter temperatures are 18.2ûF and average summer temperatures are 70.7ûF. Annual rainfall averages 31.4 inches and annual snowfall averages 37.8 inches.

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