Local Government Information for Mason County in Michigan

Mason County government is dedicated to serving residents in a timely and competent manner, while maintaining its commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability to the general public.

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions--police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc.--are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

General Demographics
Square Miles - 495.07
Population: - 28,705 (Based on 2010 U.S. Census)
  • City of Ludington - 8,082
  • City of Scottville - 1,215

Gender
  • Male: - 49.3%
  • Female: - 50.7%

Race & Ethnicity
  • White - 92.6%
  • Black/African American - 0.7%
  • American Indian/Alaskan - 1.1%
  • Asian - 0.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 4%

Median Household Income (2011): - $40,683
Unemployment Rate (2013): - 9.7%

Cities, Villages, and Townships
  • Amber Township
  • Branch Township
  • Custer Township
  • Custer, Village
  • Eden Township
  • Fountain, Village
  • Free Soil Township
  • Free Soil, Village
  • Grant Township
  • Hamlin Township
  • Logan Township
  • Ludington, City
  • Meade Township
  • Pere Marquette Charter Township
  • Riverton Township
  • Scottville, City
  • Sheridan Township
  • Sherman Township
  • Summit Township
  • Victory Township

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Last Updated: 08-16-2016 12:27 PM ID: 470