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Cass County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2014: 167,005 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 123,138 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 25,670
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,624
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,892
Renter-occupied apartments: 29,605 (it was 23,423 in 2000)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

35%

Land area: 1765 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cass County: 100.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cass County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.5%)
  • Asian alone (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 84,240  (50.4%)
Females: 82,765  (49.6%)
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Cass County,ND real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cass County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,015 ($38,147 in 1999)

This county:

$52015
North Dakota:

$55759

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $648 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $862)
This county:

$648
State:

$622


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,600 (it was $93,900 in 2000)
Cass:

$170,600
North Dakota:

$155,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,700 - $245,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,353
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $500

Institutionalized population: 1,042

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 147
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 95
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Health of residents in Cass County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
80.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
78.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
40.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 782 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2008: 605 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2009: 574 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2010: 551 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2011: 477 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2012: 885 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2013: 1164 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2014: 973 buildings, average cost: $220,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,808 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,494 (1.5%)

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 2013: 14.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.2% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
Cass County:

14.7%
North Dakota:

11.8%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.3% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.2% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 30.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Fargo, ND-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cass County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $812 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fargo, West Fargo, Casselton, Horace, Kindred, Harwood, Mapleton, Arthur, Hunter, Frontier.

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:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.172 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Crow Wing County, Minnesota , Hubbard County, Minnesota , Mercer County , Traill County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.9%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14,297
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,929 (26% naturalized citizens)

Cass County:

3.2%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,052
  • 1990 to 1994: 791
  • 1985 to 1989: 130
  • 1980 to 1984: 162
  • 1975 to 1979: 191
  • 1970 to 1974: 85
  • 1970 to 1974: 137
  • 1965 to 1969: 381

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,507
  • One, attached: 3,319
  • Two: 1,230
  • 3 or 4: 2,230
  • 5 to 9: 3,267
  • 10 to 19: 5,242
  • 20 or more: 11,915
  • Mobile homes: 2,076
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Cass County with a mortgage: 17,329 (1,897 second mortgage, 2,113 home equity loan, 103 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,258

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cass County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,44471
Catholic26,43814
Evangelical Protestant14,31844
Other1,80510
Orthodox501
None60,723-
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: 19
Cass County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
Cass County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 98
This county:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

26.0%
State:

27.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Cass County:

Average size of farms: 1173 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $217,437
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $190.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $161,416
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $201,103
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.18%
Corn for grain: 92628 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 306636 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 524177 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Cass County-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 81% 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 98.7 miles away from Cass County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 673.8 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 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 217.2 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 77.6 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 225.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: April 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3318): April 7, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3318, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1981): May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to April 30, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3309): March 14, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3309, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to July 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1907): April 30, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1907, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North DakotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1829): March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1725): September 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1725, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • North DakotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 2, 2007 to June 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1713): July 17, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1713, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Ground Saturation, Incident Period: March 30, 2006 to April 30, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1645): June 5, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1645, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 30, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1621): January 4, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1621, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North DakotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3247): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (16%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • India (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (6%)
  • Other Northern Africa (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • Norwegian (32%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • United States or American (2%)

Cass County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 58,202 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 5,584 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 238 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 40 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 341 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,663 (4%)
  • Other means: 292 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,365 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Cass County, North Dakota in 2000:

  • 2,646 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 720 people in nursing homes
  • 208 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 116 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 116 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 87 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 76 people in other group homes
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 7 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Cass County, North Dakota in 2010:

  • 3,270 people in college/university student housing
  • 709 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 219 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 212 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 168 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 112 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 111 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 61 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,607.

7.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
North Dakota average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.41% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($11,660 average AGI)
5.39% relocated from other states ($24,432 average AGI)
Cass County:

5.39%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MN  1.15% ($29,990 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.41% ($32,208)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.30% ($43,541)
from Richland County, ND  0.27% ($32,260)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($36,884)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.22% ($28,615)
from Becker County, MN  0.18% ($28,157)


7.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
North Dakota average:

7.15%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.06%
North Dakota average:

0.13%

1.89% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($9,335 average AGI)
5.24% relocated to other states ($30,134 average AGI)
Cass County:

5.24%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, MN  1.16% ($35,623 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($41,147)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.30% ($36,108)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.24% ($41,345)
to Richland County, ND  0.17% ($42,413)
to Becker County, MN  0.15% ($41,239)
to Ward County, ND  0.14% ($35,920)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Cass County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Cass County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cass County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
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: 15,304 (12,965 aged, 2,339 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,016 (6%)

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, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (780)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (765)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (701)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (668)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (529)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (433)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (422)
  • Unspecified dementia (333)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (331)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (224)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21524.71
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 518.6
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42840.26

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1365.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 582.360
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.55

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.63

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.5
  • Poisoning - 30.0
  • Suffocation - 23.3
  • Other - 6.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 144,768
  • In family households: 106,116 (25,801 male householders, 9,414 female householders)
    27,421 spouses, 37,033 children (34,851 natural, 862 adopted, 1,320 stepchildren), 943 grandchildren, 1,336 brothers or sisters, 549 parents, 735 other relatives, 2,646 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,652 (14,746 male householders (10,315 living alone)), 13,938 female householders (10,752 living alone)), 9,968 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,010 (1,042 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,173 2-persons, 8,097 3-persons, 6,994 4-persons, 2,784 5-persons, 801 6-persons, 366 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,067 1-person, 5,907 2-persons, 1,232 3-persons, 360 4-persons, 82 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

22,200 married couples with children.
5,529 single-parent households (1,337 men, 4,192 women).

94.5% of residents of Cass County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $734,498,000 ($5711 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $73,038,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $230,077,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,474,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,575,000
Federal grants: $205,929,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,117,000 ($17,638,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $133,325,000 ($29,597,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,883,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $134,239,000
Federal Government insurance: $308,892,000

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

Births: 9,280
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,103
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,800
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,046
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cass County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.82 millions of gallons per day (19% from ground, 81% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,814
  • 2000 to 2004: 14,740
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,096
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,052
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,467
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,016
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,917
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,853
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,548
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 535
  • 4 rooms: 2,245
  • 5 rooms: 4,724
  • 6 rooms: 5,056
  • 7 rooms: 4,521
  • 8 rooms: 4,464
  • 9+ rooms: 6,206
  • 1 room: 1,641
  • 2 rooms: 3,127
  • 3 rooms: 5,081
  • 4 rooms: 7,307
  • 5 rooms: 3,973
  • 6 rooms: 1,277
  • 7 rooms: 458
  • 8 rooms: 311
  • 9+ rooms: 248
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 437
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,795
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,827
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,788
  • no bedroom: 2,030
  • 1 bedroom: 6,781
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,333
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 397
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 543
  • 1 vehicle: 6,000
  • 2 vehicles: 14,209
  • 3 vehicles: 5,157
  • 4 vehicles: 1,342
  • 5+ vehicles: 641
  • no vehicle: 3,029
  • 1 vehicle: 11,461
  • 2 vehicles: 6,953
  • 3 vehicles: 1,489
  • 4 vehicles: 352
  • 5+ vehicles: 139

46% of Cass County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in North Dakota.

Cass County:

45.7%
State average:

57.5%

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

  • This state: 75943
  • Northeast: 1272
  • Midwest: 33366
  • South: 2793
  • West: 5226

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $89,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cass County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.1%)
  • Electricity (33.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Electricity (66.3%)
  • Utility gas (24.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • No fuel used (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 944
Here:

7.4%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 361
Here:

5.6%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 737
Here:

5.8%
North Dakota:

10.5%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,428,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $212,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,141,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,607,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,403,000
    Regular Highways: $4,980,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,817,000
    Financial Administration: $2,262,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,306,000
    General Public Buildings: $788,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $746,000
    Parks and Recreation: $691,000
    Health - Other: $615,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,558,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $3,293,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $340,000
    Police Protection: $272,000
    Financial Administration: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $157,000
    Correctional Institutions: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    General Public Building: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,282,000

Cass County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,515,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,253,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $856,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
    Special Assessments: $76,000
    Sale of Property: $67,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,957,000
    All Other: $3,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,370,000
    Public Welfare: $2,520,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,004,000
    Other License: $108,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $11,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000

Cass County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $35,973,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $35,399,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,985,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,449,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $916,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $574,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $380,000

Cass County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,533,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,604,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,339
  • Number of aged recipients: 123
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,216
  • Number of recipients under 18: 159
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 952
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 228
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 548
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 571
Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 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 ORIGINATED1,144$137,0511,221$140,7473,665$142,443475$40,54955$926,927229$123,40230$53,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$132,08347$131,191209$145,86122$35,6821$4,650,0006$82,16711$58,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$129,96791$95,527668$147,37499$28,2831$70,00024$121,50040$35,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$140,679103$162,311772$156,86544$70,5001$420,00018$147,5567$70,429
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$155,5002$193,500175$155,85718$54,6670$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED189$170,296153$158,3992$88,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$178,12025$152,3600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$156,81810$183,6000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$210,4002$180,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$104,6672$140,0002$94,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cass County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John42276.5 years
Mary29580.8 years
William27676.7 years
Robert23069.6 years
James21671.7 years
George21479.2 years
Margaret19781.6 years
Helen18682.9 years
Donald18071.9 years
Alice16583.2 years
Most common last names in Cass County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson43777.5 years
Anderson32877.2 years
Olson26577.4 years
Nelson20078.1 years
Hanson14978.9 years
Peterson14880.0 years
Larson14678.8 years
Thompson12179.1 years
Miller11975.6 years
Smith11379.1 years
Businesses in Cass County, ND
NameCountNameCount
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture6
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's4Lowe's1
Arby's4Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1MainStay1
Audi1Marriott1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets10
Barnes & Noble1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western2Menards1
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Budget Car Rental2Motherhood Maternity3
Buffalo Wild Wings2New Balance8
Burger King3New York & Co1
CVS2Nike12
Caribou Coffee5Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Office Depot1
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Cold Stone Creamery2Payless2
Coldwater Creek1Penske2
Comfort Inn2PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen9Plato's Closet1
Days Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dennys2Quiznos5
Domino's Pizza3RadioShack1
DressBarn1Ramada1
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday2
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
FedEx25Sears2
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford2Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel3
GNC2Starbucks3
GameStop2Subway14
Gap1Super 83
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's2Taco Bell3
Haworth1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn4The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value3
Hot Topic1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1UPS38
IHOP1Vans4
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Village Inn1
KFC2Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger4Wet Seal1
La Quinta1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA2

Cass County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"