County population in 2012: 25,133 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 24,334 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,479 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,360 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,301 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,859 (it was 1,860 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 559 sq. mi. Water area: 7.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cass County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,659 (1.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,198 (1.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.1%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 2.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cass County is $531 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $662 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $884 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Cass County: South Bend (A), Oreapolis (B), Cullom (C), Bay Hills Golf Course (D), Plattsmouth Country Club (E), Greenwood Farmers Cooperative Elevator (F), Todd (G), Nehawka Farmers Co-op Elevator (H), Mynard (I), Grandpas Woods Camping (J), Grandpas Woods Golf Course (K), Pine Grove Holiday Trav-L-Park (L), Platte River Rest Area (M), A C Nelson Campground (N), Little Creek Campground (O), Lakeside Campground (P), Quarry Oaks Golf Course (Q), Camp Harding (R), Camp Kitaki (S), Camp Newman (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Cass County include: Trinity Church (A), Emmanuel Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), New Life Assembly of God Church (D), Lutheran Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Callahan Church (G), Mynard Liberty United Methodist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: East Union Cemetery (1), Alvo Cemetery (2), Eatons Cemetery (3), Clemmons Cemetery (4), Riverview Cemetery (5), Avoca Cemetery (6), Greenwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Wa Con-Da Lake (A), Schilling Lake (B), Jameson Reservoir (C), Schlichtemeier Reservoir Number 1 (D), Copper Penny Lake (E), Ahrens Reservoir (F), Topliff Reservoir (G), Weyers Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), West Branch (B), Wolf Creek (C), Salt Creek (D), Greenwood Creek (E), Eightmile Creek (F), Robinson Branch (G), Kenosha Creek (H), Ervine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Cass County include: Louisville Lakes State Recreation Area (1), Louisville Recreation Grounds (2), Wildlife Safari (3), Eugene T Mahoney State Park (4), Platte River State Park (5), Memorial to the American Bandshell Sculpture (6), Eagle Raceway (7), I-80 Speedway (8), Saint Patricks Cemetery Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 472 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,159 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $147.39 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.51% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.33% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,279 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.09% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $114,833 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.30% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.80 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.00% Corn for grain: 119239 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1419 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 122152 harvested acres Vegetables: 39 harvested acres Land in orchards: 98 acres
Cass County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 2.6 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 8/13/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Cass County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.4 miles away from the county center On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the county center On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornado, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 13, 2010 to September 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1945): October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1945, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 6, 2010 to April 3, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1902): April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1878): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1770): June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to May 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1706): June 6, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1706, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1517): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1190): November 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-998): July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Cass County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population in Cass County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Cass County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cass County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,416 (3,066 aged, 350 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1286.240 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 804.380 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.77
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.34 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.29
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.77
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.4. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 21,751 (5,502 male householders, 1,576 female householders)
5,929 spouses, 7,420 children (6,782 natural, 208 adopted, 430 stepchildren), 387 grandchildren, 121 brothers or sisters, 124 parents, 139 other relatives, 473 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,193 (1,324 male householders (1,047 living alone)), 1,296 female householders (1,109 living alone)), 573 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 297 (292 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,325 2-persons, 1,442 3-persons, 1,319 4-persons, 635 5-persons, 246 6-persons, 111 7-or-more-persons.
96.6% of residents of Cass County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $126,832,000 ($4941 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $13,021,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,731,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,127,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,451,000 Federal grants: $17,232,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,599,000 ($40,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $5,691,000 ($1,442,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,273,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,184,000 Federal Government insurance: $115,739,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
62 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +48
+2 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +929
+36 per 1000 residents
-15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cass County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 26.48 millions of gallons per day (97% from ground, 3% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 205
2000 to 2004: 723
1990 to 1999: 1,688
1980 to 1989: 1,311
1970 to 1979: 1,954
1960 to 1969: 1,012
1950 to 1959: 745
1940 to 1949: 399
1939 or earlier: 3,093
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Nebraska
58% of Cass County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Nebraska.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 16898
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,300
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cass County