With a population of 28,000, Mason City is a great place to live. In 2014, Mason City was named a Certified Blue Zones Project Community. Our citizens are hard at work adopting proven strategies to increase the region’s wellbeing. Worksites, Schools, Restaurants, and Grocery Stores have all signed on to make Mason City a healthy community.
Mason City is the hub for North Iowa shopping and dining. Our downtown is filled with local cuisine options and boutiques. Radiating outward from the town center, visitors will recognize the familiar logos of chain restaurants and big box stores.