Mason, Tennessee

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Mason is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2000 census. Mason is located along U.S. Highway 70, and is home to a federal detention facility.



Mason is located at 35°24′37″N 89°32′29″W / 35.41028°N 89.54139°W / 35.41028; -89.54139 (35.410262, -89.541366)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all land.


The first rail service in Tipton County was established in December 1855, when the Memphis and Ohio Railroad completed the route from Memphis to Nashville, running through what is now the town of Mason.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,089 people, 210 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 848.8 people per square mile (328.5/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 176.2/sq mi (68.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 40.96% White, 51.52% African American, 1.84% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 2.11% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.23% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 16.6% from 18 to 24, 49.2% from 25 to 44, 12.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 276.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 327.1 males.

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