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Cass County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 28,995 (all rural); it was 27,150 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,914
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,366
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,994 (it was 1,527 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

27%

Land area: 2018 sq. mi.

Water area: 396.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cass County: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.9%), Construction (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Cass County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (11.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 14,790  (51.0%)
Females: 14,205  (49.0%)
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Cass County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cass County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,731 ($34,332 in 1999)

This county:

$49,731
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $542 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$542
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $192,445 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Cass:

$192,445
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,153 - $326,883

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $277,227
Here:

$277,227
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $299,062
Here:

$299,062
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $153,597
Here:

$153,597
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,553
Here:

$271,553
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,743
Here:

$237,743
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $95,531
Here:

$95,531
State:

$62,440

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,207
Here:

$126,207
State:

$111,357
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,193
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 156

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 64
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 246
  • Thefts: 673
  • Auto thefts: 101

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 58
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 53
  • Burglaries: 277
  • Thefts: 768
  • Auto thefts: 95
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 326 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2008: 199 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2009: 164 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2010: 158 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2011: 149 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2012: 157 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2013: 167 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2014: 151 buildings, average cost: $211,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,078 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,185 (0.6%)

Cass County household income distribution in 2009 Cass County home values distribution Cass County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.5%
Cass County:

14.5%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 48.5 years old
(Males: 48.3 years old, Females: 49.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.4 years old, Black residents: 23.7 years old, American Indian residents: 26.3 years old, Asian residents: 23.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 39.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cass County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: Walker, East Gull Lake, Lake Shore, Pine River, Cass Lake, Pillager, Remer, Backus, Hackensack, Longville.

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Cass County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significantly below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Oliver County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 582
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 303 (57.1% naturalized citizens)

Cass County:

1.0%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 97
  • 2000 to 2009: 54
  • 1990 to 1999: 36
  • 1980 to 1989: 33
  • 1970 to 1979: 35
  • Before 1970: 101
Note: State values scaled to Cass County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,759
  • One, attached: 561
  • Two: 127
  • 3 or 4: 124
  • 5 to 9: 198
  • 10 to 19: 166
  • 20 to 49: 266
  • 50 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 2,079
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Cass County with a mortgage: 5,738 (208 second mortgage, 477 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,649

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cass County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,80719
Evangelical Protestant3,01726
Catholic2,8208
Other13-
None17,910-
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:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cass County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.9%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Cass County:

Average size of farms: 305 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,177
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.90
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.35%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,498
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,817
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.39%
Corn for grain: 2646 harvested acres
Vegetables: 35 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cass County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from Cass County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 306.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from Cass County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2012 to June 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4069: July 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4069, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to August 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1283: July 28, 1999, FEMA Id: 1283, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storm, Thunderstorm, High Winds, Flooding, Tornadoes, Heat, Incident Period: July 09, 1995 to July 14, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1064: August 18, 1995, FEMA Id: 1064, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-215: March 22, 1966, FEMA Id: 215, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 11, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-188: April 11, 1965, FEMA Id: 188, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (14%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Lithuania (5%)
  • Other Western Asia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cass County (%):

  • German (24%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scandinavian (3%)

Cass County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,692 (73.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,194 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 123 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 113 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 361 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,005 (9.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 152 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 115 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,690.

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.71% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($31,658 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($10,710 average AGI)
Cass County:

1.35%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Crow Wing County, MN  1.34% ($40,193 average AGI)
from Beltrami County, MN  0.44% ($21,429)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($43,565)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.36% ($18,825)
from Anoka County, MN  0.21% ($43,043)
from Itasca County, MN  0.15% ($29,941)
from Stearns County, MN  0.14% ($60,938)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.16% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($22,299 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($8,018 average AGI)
Cass County:

1.61%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Crow Wing County, MN  1.44% ($24,178 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.54% ($22,328)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.45% ($55,196)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.30% ($24,059)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.19% ($39,500)
to Todd County, MN  0.18% ($29,050)
to Itasca County, MN  0.17% ($20,737)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Cass County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Cass County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cass County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cass County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cass County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,841 (5,915 aged, 926 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 796 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (379)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (349)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (343)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (212)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (203)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (157)
  • Unspecified dementia (132)
  • Congestive heart failure (106)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,420
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 46
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,102

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,332
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,124
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,995
  • In family households: 23,876 (4,563 male householders, 4,271 female householders)
    7,008 spouses, 6,095 children (5,689 natural, 173 adopted, 230 stepchildren), 699 grandchildren, 76 brothers or sisters, 76 parents, 221 other relatives, 791 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,768 (2,229 male householders (1,848 living alone)), 1,796 female householders (1,518 living alone)), 733 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 340

Size of family households: 5,058 2-persons, 1,315 3-persons, 1,371 4-persons, 602 5-persons, 317 6-persons, 181 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,364 1-person, 543 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,433 married couples with children.
1,683 single-parent households (438 men, 1,245 women).

96.8% of residents of Cass speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $222,036,000 ($7,802 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,380,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,683,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,206,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,456,000
Federal grants: $81,053,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,874,000 ($176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,763,000 ($73,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,970,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,689,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,240,000

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

Births: 1,659
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,633
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,776
Here +61 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cass County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 439
  • 2010 to 2013: 618
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,660
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,443
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,642
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,894
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,181
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,670
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,241
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,767
Note: State values scaled to Cass population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 94
  • 3 rooms: 564
  • 4 rooms: 1,327
  • 5 rooms: 1,893
  • 6 rooms: 2,058
  • 7 rooms: 1,439
  • 8 rooms: 1,168
  • 9+ rooms: 1,744
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 169
  • 3 rooms: 366
  • 4 rooms: 657
  • 5 rooms: 533
  • 6 rooms: 341
  • 7 rooms: 179
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9+ rooms: 97
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • no bedroom: 59
  • 1 bedroom: 447
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,798
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,479
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,868
  • 5+ bedrooms: 708
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 433
  • 2 bedrooms: 856
  • 3 bedrooms: 782
  • 4 bedrooms: 268
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cass County population
  • no vehicle: 294
  • 1 vehicle: 2,359
  • 2 vehicles: 4,751
  • 3 vehicles: 1,987
  • 4 vehicles: 690
  • 5+ vehicles: 291
  • no vehicle: 417
  • 1 vehicle: 1,137
  • 2 vehicles: 663
  • 3 vehicles: 230
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

90% of Cass County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Minnesota.

Cass County:

90.3%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 22,637
  • Other state: 5,887
  • Northeast: 283
  • Midwest: 4,041
  • South: 563
  • West: 1,000

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cass County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (24.6%)
  • Utility gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (14.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (41.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.9%)
  • Utility gas (13.9%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 182
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

7.2%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

15.5%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cass County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,064,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,211,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $6,964,000
    Regular Highways: $3,752,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,519,000
    Police Protection: $2,477,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,708,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,702,000
    Financial Administration: $1,575,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,542,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,103,000
    Central Staff Services: $971,000
    General Public Buildings: $484,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $312,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $149,000
    General - Other: $36,000
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $321,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $1,098,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $23,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,545,000

Cass County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,294,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,537,000
    Highways: $1,322,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,651,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,131,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,128,000
    Highways: $3,555,000
    All Other: $1,505,000
    General Support: $1,255,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,489,000
    NEC: $102,000

Cass County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,345,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,434,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $911,000

Cass County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,405,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 637
  • Number of aged recipients: 63
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 574
  • Number of recipients under 18: 96
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 403
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 261
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 275
Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Cass County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John35775.8 years
Robert26973.1 years
William26875.9 years
George24577.1 years
James20472.0 years
Mary18580.8 years
Charles17475.4 years
Donald16172.8 years
Dorothy14778.5 years
Helen13481.1 years
Most common last names in Cass County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson30478.4 years
Anderson22577.1 years
Peterson14776.9 years
Olson13778.6 years
Nelson13677.8 years
Smith12474.6 years
Larson10478.8 years
Hanson8978.5 years
Erickson8577.4 years
Brown8372.0 years
Businesses in Cass County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack1
FedEx2Rodeway Inn1
Ford2Subway1
H&R Block1True Value4
Hardee's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2

Cass County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"