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Cass County, Texas (TX)


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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:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 937 sq. mi.
Water area: 23.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  43.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 14,777  (47.9%)
Females: 15,687  (52.1%)

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Cass County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cass County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,376 ($28,441 in 1999)
This county:

$34376
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $331 (lower quartile is $198, upper quartile is $428)
This county:

$331
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,264 (it was $49,600 in 2000)
Cass County:

$72,264
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,240 - $120,023

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,640
Here:

$160,640
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $351,830
Here:

$351,830
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $232,442
Here:

$232,442
State:

$137,980

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $869,257
Here:

$869,257
State:

$142,391

Mobile homes: $53,861
Here:

$53,861
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,046
Here:

$9,046
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,082
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $278

Institutionalized population: 347

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


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


Cass County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


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 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:
This county:

17.7%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

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.

Cities in this county include: Atlanta, Linden, Hughes Springs, Queen City, Avinger, Bloomburg, Douglassville, Marietta, Domino, Bivins-McLeod.

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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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

Parks in Cass County include: Jackson Park (1), Rocky Point Park (2), Thomas Lake Park (3), Atlanta State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Caddo Parish, Louisiana , Bowie County , Miller County, Arkansas , Marion County , Morris County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 817
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 330 (41% naturalized citizens)

Cass County:

1.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 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:


Housing units in Cass County with a mortgage: 2,548 (111 second mortgage, 91 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,323

Here:

43.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.69%
Here66.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 20,299
Total congregations: 83

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents12,795 (63.0%)2,680 (13.2%)2,484 (12.2%)603 (3.0%)396 (2.0%)
Congregations36 (43.4%)11 (13.3%)14 (16.9%)4 (4.8%)5 (6.0%)
NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents371 (1.8%)296 (1.5%)152 (0.7%)107 (0.5%)415 (2.0%)
Congregations1 (1.2%)1 (1.2%)1 (1.2%)1 (1.2%)9 (10.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cass County - Atlanta, Linden, Hughes Springs, Queen City, Avinger

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cass County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Cass County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Cass County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cass County:

14.8%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Cass County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Cass County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,429 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,536 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 28 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 182 (2%)
  • Other means: 169 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,545.

6.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.41% relocated from other counties in Texas ($18,616 average AGI)
2.50% relocated from other states ($9,372 average AGI)
Cass County:

2.50%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bowie County, TX  1.16% ($28,350 average AGI)
from Morris County, TX  0.59% ($26,639)
from Miller County, AR  0.28% ($24,793)
from Caddo Parish, LA  0.26% ($26,704)
from Gregg County, TX  0.26% ($18,630)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($22,440)
from Marion County, TX  0.22% ($33,565)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.72% relocated to other counties in Texas ($19,235 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($8,094 average AGI)
Cass County:

2.13%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bowie County, TX  1.38% ($26,261 average AGI)
to Morris County, TX  0.54% ($27,518)
to Miller County, AR  0.43% ($24,636)
to Gregg County, TX  0.41% ($27,548)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.30% ($21,774)
to Dallas County, TX  0.29% ($21,433)
to Harrison County, TX  0.17% ($35,500)

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:

Households: 30,110

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,393 1-person, 339 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-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:

Births: 1,810
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,068
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +47
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -30
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +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)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 185
  • 3 rooms: 534
  • 4 rooms: 1,346
  • 5 rooms: 3,053
  • 6 rooms: 2,042
  • 7 rooms: 1,263
  • 8 rooms: 786
  • 9+ rooms: 361
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 214
  • 3 rooms: 399
  • 4 rooms: 759
  • 5 rooms: 724
  • 6 rooms: 310
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cass County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 523
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,200
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,860
  • 4 bedrooms: 852
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 526
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,112
  • 3 bedrooms: 807
  • 4 bedrooms: 111
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Cass County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 575
  • 1 vehicle: 2,955
  • 2 vehicles: 4,112
  • 3 vehicles: 1,491
  • 4 vehicles: 341
  • 5+ vehicles: 113
  • no vehicle: 488
  • 1 vehicle: 1,181
  • 2 vehicles: 764
  • 3 vehicles: 144
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

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.

Cass County:

62.4%
State average:

51.6%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.1%)
  • Utility gas (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.9%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Electricity (47.0%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

1.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 152
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 118
Here:

16.0%
Texas:

15.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cass County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cass County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James30973.1 years
William22576.0 years
John21675.4 years
Mary20578.5 years
Willie13375.9 years
Robert12573.8 years
Charles11471.8 years
George9676.4 years
Thomas7573.7 years
Joe7174.6 years
Most common last names in Cass County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16775.5 years
Johnson12377.5 years
Williams10978.8 years
Jones10374.9 years
Allen9477.1 years
Jackson8974.0 years
Brown8575.7 years
Thomas8074.6 years
Taylor7878.1 years
Hall6679.6 years
Businesses in Cass County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In2
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
KFC1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike1
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