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Cass County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 51,892 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 51,104 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,660
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,848
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,114
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,096 (it was 3,562 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 492 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 105 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cass County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cass County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years
Males: 26,132  (50.4%)
Females: 25,760  (49.6%)
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Cass County,MI real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Cass County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,586 ($41,264 in 1999)

This county:

$49,586
Michigan:

$52,492

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $546 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $669)
This county:

$546
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $147,560 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Cass:

$147,560
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,833 - $245,926
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,081
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 194

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 252
  • Thefts: 455
  • Auto thefts: 45

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 269
  • Thefts: 509
  • Auto thefts: 37
Cass County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2008: 112 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2010: 70 buildings, average cost: $266,400
  • 2011: 75 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2012: 60 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2013: 78 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2014: 84 buildings, average cost: $308,800
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,602 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,485 (1.2%)

Cass County household income distribution in 2013 Cass County home values distribution in 2013 Cass County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.7%
Cass County:

13.7%
Michigan:

15.0%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.2% for American Indian residents, 91.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 60.6% for other race residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.8 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 45.7 years old, American Indian residents: 39.7 years old, Asian residents: 45.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 19.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cass County is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Marcellus, Edwardsburg, Vandalia.

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Cass County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.040 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barnstable County, Massachusetts , Newport County, Rhode Island , Middlesex County, Connecticut , Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Burt County, Nebraska , Dixon County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 778 (45.5% naturalized citizens)

Cass County:

1.5%
Whole state:

6.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 1292010 or later
  • 1722000 to 2009
  • 1121990 to 1999
  • 2581980 to 1989
  • 511970 to 1979
  • 319Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.6%

Cass County marital status for males Cass County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,031
  • One, attached: 134
  • Two: 272
  • 3 or 4: 382
  • 5 to 9: 302
  • 10 to 19: 126
  • 20 to 49: 235
  • 50 or more: 121
  • Mobile homes: 2,317

Housing units in Cass County with a mortgage: 9,526 (217 second mortgage, 1,030 home equity loan, 56 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,906

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cass County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,75031
Catholic2,6064
Mainline Protestant2,24114
Black Protestant4894
Other3043
None43,903-
Cass County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Cass County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Cass County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

30.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Cass County:

Average size of farms: 234 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,545
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $291.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,546
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,279
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.13%
Corn for grain: 58243 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3729 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 48003 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,957 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,714 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cass County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.4 miles away from Cass County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from Cass County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1527: June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 08, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-631: September 08, 1980, FEMA Id: 631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3030: February 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (21%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Fiji (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cass County


  • German (21%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • European (2%)

Cass County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,174 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,398 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 97 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 257 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,049 (8.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cass County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 335 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 187 people in nursing homes
  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Cass County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 157 people in college/university student housing
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,366.

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.44% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($12,763 average AGI)
3.16% relocated from other states ($21,256 average AGI)
Cass County:

3.16%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berrien County, MI  1.09% ($30,761 average AGI)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.86% ($32,969)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.84% ($43,346)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.39% ($25,247)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.28% ($22,385)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.23% ($38,432)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($76,269)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.61% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($13,114 average AGI)
2.98% relocated to other states ($18,477 average AGI)
Cass County:

2.98%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berrien County, MI  1.11% ($26,766 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.84% ($26,373)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.56% ($44,895)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.40% ($28,733)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.32% ($21,967)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.29% ($26,945)
to Kent County, MI  0.06% ($19,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Cass County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Cass County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cass County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cass County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,128 (7,496 aged, 1,632 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 527 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cass County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (615)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (610)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (602)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (348)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (213)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (195)
  • Unspecified dementia (186)
  • Congestive heart failure (144)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (142)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (135)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 869
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 933
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 154.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.9
  • Other - 53.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,892
  • In family households: 43,461 (7,384 male householders, 6,479 female householders)
    11,007 spouses, 14,591 children (13,240 natural, 407 adopted, 950 stepchildren), 1,111 grandchildren, 280 brothers or sisters, 672 parents, 735 other relatives, 1,181 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,965 (3,363 male householders (2,765 living alone)), 3,095 female householders (2,606 living alone)), 1,504 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 397

Size of family households: 7,323 2-persons, 2,788 3-persons, 1,984 4-persons, 1,113 5-persons, 429 6-persons, 269 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,368 1-person, 932 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 64 4-persons, 18 5-persons.

6,587 married couples with children.
3,090 single-parent households (877 men, 2,213 women).

96.8% of residents of Cass speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $216,610,000 ($4,185 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,014,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $106,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,960,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,044,000
Federal grants: $45,820,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,407,000 ($1,145,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,553,000 ($611,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,882,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,201,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,938,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,797
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,403
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +140
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +438
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cass County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cass County, Michigan Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 3882014 or later
  • 4942010 to 2013
  • 3,0932000 to 2009
  • 3,7241990 to 1999
  • 2,6091980 to 1989
  • 4,2621970 to 1979
  • 2,9031960 to 1969
  • 3,3921950 to 1959
  • 1,4801940 to 1949
  • 3,8911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cass County, Michigan Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 621 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2863 rooms
  • 1,2614 rooms
  • 3,5845 rooms
  • 3,8946 rooms
  • 2,4687 rooms
  • 1,9118 rooms
  • 2,9159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cass County, Michigan Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 711 room
  • 1022 rooms
  • 5573 rooms
  • 9804 rooms
  • 8915 rooms
  • 5496 rooms
  • 2997 rooms
  • 2128 rooms
  • 2389+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cass County, Michigan Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 59no bedroom
  • 3131 bedroom
  • 3,0842 bedrooms
  • 9,0763 bedrooms
  • 3,0074 bedrooms
  • 8515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cass County, Michigan Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 92no bedroom
  • 6421 bedroom
  • 1,4422 bedrooms
  • 1,3193 bedrooms
  • 3364 bedrooms
  • 645+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 312no vehicle
  • 4,3621 vehicle
  • 7,1542 vehicles
  • 3,2403 vehicles
  • 9464 vehicles
  • 4245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 569no vehicle
  • 1,8991 vehicle
  • 1,0062 vehicles
  • 3383 vehicles
  • 924 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

88.2% of Cass County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Michigan.

Cass County:

88.2%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 25,950
  • Other state: 24,778
  • Northeast: 903
  • Midwest: 20,556
  • South: 2,678
  • West: 884
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cass County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 7.4%Wood
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 347
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 205
Here:

6.3%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 245
Here:

13.4%
Michigan:

13.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,014
  • Number of aged recipients: 66
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 948
  • Number of recipients under 18: 158
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 715
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 141
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 369
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 467
Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED130$100,662187$174,8451,132$165,65565$47,2620$0250$211,20462$77,532
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$78,33313$279,692103$136,49517$44,5291$210,00019$141,31612$79,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$128,23743$116,488456$152,04285$30,1411$150,00073$205,56243$67,116
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$117,71415$117,933182$157,7808$72,5000$024$228,7929$81,222
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$84,1437$90,14364$134,9845$100,2000$010$196,5004$86,250
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$124,85727$166,1484$222,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$190,25013$189,0773$213,3331$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$187,00012$178,8330$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$197,5003$170,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$68,0000$01$68,0000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Cass County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26774.6 years
Robert24072.1 years
William23875.8 years
Mary22778.7 years
James21873.2 years
George18174.6 years
Charles17074.9 years
Helen13979.3 years
Richard13370.2 years
Joseph12374.5 years
Most common last names in Cass County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14673.3 years
Johnson8176.4 years
Jones7778.0 years
Wilson7275.3 years
Brown6876.1 years
Williams6775.0 years
Miller6676.5 years
Davis6174.7 years
Anderson4876.5 years
Clark4268.5 years
Businesses in Cass County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's3
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Curves2Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Rite Aid2
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block2Subway3
Jones New York1Taco Bell2
Kincaid1True Value2
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS3

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