County population in 2012: 30,166 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 30,438 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,216 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,254 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,587 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,959 (it was 2,603 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 937 sq. mi. Water area: 23.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cass County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.6%), Manufacturing (18.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,004 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $518 (0.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 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:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cass County is $436 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $665 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Cass County: Douglasville Lookout (A), Kickapoo Lodge (B), Literacy Depot (C), Cass County Fire District 2 Domino Station (D), Cass County Fire District 1 Kildare Station (E), Cass County Fire District 1 Huffins Station (F), Center Hill Volunteer Fire Department (G), Red Hill Volunteer Fire Department (H), Crossroads - Cornett Volunteer Fire Department (I), Cass County Fire District 2 Antioch Station (J), Cass County Fire District 1 McLeod Station (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Cass County include: Shady Grove Church (A), Pleasant Hope Church (B), Pruitt Lake Church (C), Rocky Point Church (D), Saint James Church (E), Saint John Church (F), Saint Paul Church (G), Salem Church (H), Shady Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Henderson Cemetery (1), Barber Cemetery (2), Barnes Cemetery (3), Baugass Cemetery (4), Bear Creek Cemetery (5), Beech Creek Cemetery (6), Bell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Barnes Lake (A), Wallace Lake (B), Pruitt Lake (C), Jennings Lake (D), Daniels Pond (E), Spear Lake (F), Hughes Lake (G), Thomas Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wilkins Creek (A), Wilburn Creek (B), Whites Branch (C), Whatley Creek (D), Webster Creek (E), Watson Creek (F), Walnut Branch (G), Turkey Creek (H), Tuck Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 202 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,753 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $99.42 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.12% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.18% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,515 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.50% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.21% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,762 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.65% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.28 Vegetables: 153 harvested acres Land in orchards: 12 acres
Cass County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 3.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 2/11/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Cass County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the county center On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the county center On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the county center On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from Cass County center On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1791): September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
Texas Fire Emergency, Incident Period: February 23, 1996 to September 19, 1996, Emergency Declared (EM-3117): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3117, Natural disaster type: Fire
Texas Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Texas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 4, 1989 to June 7, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-828): May 19, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-828, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Cass County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Births per 1000 population in Cass County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Cass County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cass County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,249 (5,162 aged, 1,087 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.66 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10342.53 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 279.890 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24436.89
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1154.040 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1406.070 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.95
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.68 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.69
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.6. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 25,855 (5,975 male householders, 2,668 female householders)
6,345 spouses, 8,084 children (7,200 natural, 239 adopted, 645 stepchildren), 1,162 grandchildren, 211 brothers or sisters, 211 parents, 407 other relatives, 602 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,255 (1,756 male householders (1,521 living alone)), 2,030 female householders (1,872 living alone)), 469 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 354 (347 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,194 2-persons, 1,951 3-persons, 1,454 4-persons, 659 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.
96.8% of residents of Cass County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $215,397,000 ($7177 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $5,968,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $102,413,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $51,842,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $438,000 Federal grants: $54,505,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,529,000 ($369,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,671,000 ($90,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $377,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,170,000 Federal Government insurance: $3,347,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
60 per 1000 residents
85 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
35 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +47
+2 per 1000 residents
+29 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -30
-1 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cass County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
62% of Cass County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Texas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22021
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cass County