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Population:  8,252

Square Miles:  5.4

Registered Voters:  5,700

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Mason, Michigan

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Mason, Michigan

     In 1865, Mason was incorporated as a village and during the 19th century, Mason enjoyed being the center of Ingham County activity. While Lansing eventually became the state capital, Mason remained the Ingham County Seat, making Michigan the only state in the country with a capital city that is not also the county seat. Mason’s city center is the historic Ingham County Courthouse, and two historic churches are the cornerstones of the downtown courthouse square. This downtown city block is the location of numerous events, including the annual Sun Dried Music Festival in late August, seasonal Farmer’s Markets, live music, parades and holiday celebrations.

     Fast approaching its 150th anniversary in 2015, Mason continues to grow and attract new families and businesses. During the past decade alone, nearly 700 housing units have been added to the housing inventory. There is a commercial and industrial component of Mason that, during these challenging economic times, the City has been able to maintain. Mason works in a competitive fashion by encouraging industry with State incentive tax abatements, helping to create and maintain jobs..

     The Mason community continues to grow from the inside out, which utilizes much less land, maintaining the family farm environment that is a large part of our identity. With a population of more than 8,250, Mason is proud to be a healthy growing city. When visiting Mason, come by our new City Hall/Police Station so that we can assist you in any way.