Bordered by the Sangamon and Illinois Rivers, Mason County is well situated for industrial and agricultural growth. With its fertile soil, the county has been recognized as one of the leading agricultural areas in Illinois. Area farmers have diversified into many specialty crops such as popcorn, melons, green beans, peas, and pumpkins–earning the county title: “The Imperial Valley of the Midwest.”
Mason County is home to the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish hatchery, the Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, the Sand Ridge State Forest, the Mason State Tree nursery, and the Sanganois Conservation Area. Learn more about Mason County.
Median Household Income: $42,260
Median Age: 44.6
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau
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