Mason County, Kentucky

Mason County: County in Kentucky, United States


Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,490 and a population density of 27 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 17,035 inhabitants. Its county seat is Maysville. The county was created 234 years ago in 1788.

Mason County locator map
Location of Mason County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Mason County

Population : 17,035 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Mason County, Mason County, Mason County, Mason County, Mason County
Area : 639 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.6%
Land as percent of area : 97.4%
Named for : George Mason
Capital : Maysville
Establishment : November 11, 1788
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 07:19:41 (1st October 2023)
Density : 27 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.67% (2010-2020)
Weather : 56℉ Patchy Fog 7-days weather
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MasonCountyCourthouse image


Mason County is located at 38°35'43"N 83°49'27"W (38.5951700, -83.8242500). It has 6 neighbors: Bracken County, Fleming County, Lewis County, Robertson County, Adams County and Brown County.

Mason County map

The largest city of Mason County is Maysville with a population of 8,683. Other cities include, Dover population 252 and Sardis population 97. See all Mason County cities & populated places.

Mason County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Mason County.

City Name Population Title
Maysville 8,683 City in Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Dover 252 Home rule-class city in Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Sardis 97 Human settlement in Kentucky, United States of America


Mason County forecast: Patchy fog. Clear, with a low around 56. Northeast wind around 3 mph. more

Mason County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Mason County decreased by 2.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,490 - census
2011 17,546 0.32% estimation process
2012 17,460 -0.49% estimation process
2013 17,323 -0.79% estimation process
2014 17,133 -1.11% estimation process
2015 17,050 -0.49% estimation process
2016 17,167 0.68% estimation process
2017 17,192 0.15% estimation process
2018 17,080 -0.66% estimation process
2019 17,070 -0.06% estimation process
2020 17,035 -0.21% estimation process

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People born in Mason County (14)

People born in Mason County, including politician and soldier Alexander William Doniphan, politician Joshua Baker, judge Roy Bean, .


  • William McLean (American politician) he was born in 10/08/1794
  • Joshua Bean (American mayor) he was born in 01/01/1818
  • Alphonso Boone (American pioneer) he was born in 07/11/1796
  • Carr B. White (Union Army officer) he was born in 08/02/1823
  • John Robert Procter (United States geologist and civil service reformer) he was born in 16/03/1844
  • Thomas Marshall (Brigadier General in the United States Army of the Mexican-American War) he was born in 13/04/1793
  • William Y. Slack (Confederate Army general, lawyer and politician) he was born in 01/08/1816
  • John William Showalter (United States federal judge) he was born in 08/02/1844
  • John A. Brooks (American politician) he was born in 03/06/1836
  • Carter B. Harlan he was born in 01/08/1806
  • Elizabeth Bryant Johnston (American author, 1833-1907) she was born in 12/07/1833

Other places with the same name (6)

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