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Cass County, North Dakota

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Cass County is a county located in the US state of North Dakota As of the 2010 census, the population was 149,778, and was estimated to be 175,249 in 20161 Cass County is the most populous county in North Dakota, accounting for nearly 23% of the state's population in 201623 Its county seat is Fargo,4 the most populous city in the state The county was organized on October 27, 187356

Cass County is part of the Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Major highways
    • 22 Adjacent counties
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
    • 33 Population by decade
  • 4 Government
  • 5 Communities
    • 51 Cities
    • 52 Townships
    • 53 Census-designated places
    • 54 Other communities
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Historyedit

Cass County dates back to the days of the Dakota Territory It was one of the original counties defined in 1872, and was organized on October 27, 1873, at a meeting in Fargo It was named after railroad executive George Washington Cass 1810 - 18887

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,768 square miles 4,580 km2, of which 1,765 square miles 4,570 km2 is land and 30 square miles 78 km2 02% is water8

Major highwaysedit

  • Interstate 29
  • Interstate 94
  • US Highway 10
  • US Highway 52
  • US Highway 81
  • North Dakota Highway 18
  • North Dakota Highway 38
  • North Dakota Highway 46

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Traill County north
  • Norman County, Minnesota northeast
  • Clay County, Minnesota east
  • Richland County southeast
  • Ransom County southwest
  • Barnes County west
  • Steele County northwest

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1880 8,998
1890 19,613 1180%
1900 28,625 459%
1910 33,935 186%
1920 41,477 222%
1930 48,735 175%
1940 52,849 84%
1950 58,877 114%
1960 66,947 137%
1970 73,653 100%
1980 88,247 198%
1990 102,874 166%
2000 123,138 197%
2010 149,778 216%
Est 2016 175,249 170%
US Decennial Census10
1790-196011 1900-199012
1990-200013 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 123,138 people, 51,315 households, and 29,814 families residing in the county The population density was 70 people per square mile 27/km² There were 53,790 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile 12/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9510% White, 081% Black or African American, 108% Native American, 126% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 043% from other races, and 129% from two or more races 123% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 341% were of German and 324% Norwegian ancestry

There were 51,315 households out of which 299% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 473% were married couples living together, 76% had a female householder with no husband present, and 419% were non-families 312% of all households were made up of individuals and 76% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 232 and the average family size was 298

In the county, the population was spread out with 234% under the age of 18, 160% from 18 to 24, 313% from 25 to 44, 196% from 45 to 64, and 97% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 31 years For every 100 females there were 1003 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 995 males

The median income for a household in the county was $38,147, and the median income for a family was $51,469 Males had a median income of $32,216 versus $22,300 for females The per capita income for the county was $20,889 About 57% of families and 101% of the population were below the poverty line, including 91% of those under age 18 and 81% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 149,778 people, 63,899 households, and 35,215 families residing in the county14 The population density was 849 inhabitants per square mile 328/km2 There were 67,938 housing units at an average density of 385 per square mile 149/km215 The racial makeup of the county was 917% white, 24% Asian, 23% black or African American, 12% American Indian, 05% from other races, and 19% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 20% of the population14 In terms of ancestry, 454% were German, 358% were Norwegian, 92% were Irish, 63% were Swedish, and 17% were American16

Of the 63,899 households, 278% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 429% were married couples living together, 83% had a female householder with no husband present, 449% were non-families, and 330% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 227 and the average family size was 294 The median age was 315 years14

The median income for a household in the county was $47,600 and the median income for a family was $68,858 Males had a median income of $42,557 versus $31,916 for females The per capita income for the county was $28,184 About 58% of families and 128% of the population were below the poverty line, including 110% of those under age 18 and 101% of those age 65 or over17

Population by decadeedit

Governmentedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 493% 39,816 388% 31,361 119% 9,644
2012 499% 36,855 470% 34,712 31% 2,288
2008 453% 32,566 524% 37,622 23% 1,646
2004 594% 39,619 390% 26,010 16% 1,082
2000 569% 33,536 364% 21,451 68% 4,008
1996 480% 24,238 430% 21,693 90% 4,540
1992 477% 25,312 340% 18,077 183% 9,727
1988 543% 26,699 450% 22,107 07% 331
1984 614% 29,221 379% 18,054 07% 354
1980 548% 23,886 311% 13,562 142% 6,172
1976 545% 22,583 432% 17,879 23% 949
1972 600% 21,770 388% 14,073 13% 463
1968 559% 15,240 397% 10,819 45% 1,212
1964 453% 12,972 547% 15,674 01% 23
1960 589% 17,498 411% 12,213
1956 633% 16,932 367% 9,821 01% 17
1952 662% 18,094 336% 9,193 02% 57
1948 523% 11,430 455% 9,937 22% 469
1944 504% 10,661 491% 10,390 06% 116
1940 511% 12,567 485% 11,911 04% 108
1936 352% 7,632 572% 12,400 76% 1,638
1932 438% 8,937 544% 11,094 18% 363
1928 662% 12,480 335% 6,315 03% 63
1924 659% 9,906 90% 1,352 252% 3,783
1920 770% 10,735 202% 2,817 28% 386
1916 467% 3,093 499% 3,303 35% 230
1912 262% 1,316 361% 1,814 376% 1,88919
1908 625% 3,681 340% 2,000 35% 206
1904 804% 3,788 129% 609 67% 314
1900 657% 3,485 308% 1,636 35% 185

Cass County is governed by a board of commissioners, each elected to a four-year term Other elected officials include the auditor, recorder, sheriff, state's attorney, and treasurer Appointed officials include administrator, extension agent, director of tax equalization, highway engineer, information technology coordinator, social services officer, veterans service officer, and weed control officer

District Commissioner In office since Current term expires in
1st Chad Peterson 2012 2016
2nd Vern Bennett Chair 2002 2014
3rd Ken Pawluk 2004 2016
4th Darrell Vanyo Vice Chair 2002 2014
5th Mary Scherling 2012 2016

The current Sheriff is Paul D Laney Laney has served as Sheriff of Cass County since January 2, 2007

Communitiesedit

Cass County Courthouse

Citiesedit

  • Alice
  • Amenia
  • Argusville
  • Arthur
  • Ayr
  • Briarwood
  • Buffalo
  • Casselton
  • Davenport
  • Enderlin
  • Fargo County seat
  • Frontier
  • Gardner
  • Grandin
  • Harwood
  • Horace
  • Hunter
  • Kindred
  • Leonard
  • Mapleton
  • North River
  • Oxbow
  • Page
  • Prairie Rose
  • Reile’s Acres
  • Tower City
  • West Fargo

Townshipsedit

  • Addison
  • Amenia
  • Arthur
  • Ayr
  • Barnes
  • Bell
  • Berlin
  • Buffalo
  • Casselton
  • Clifton
  • Cornell
  • Davenport
  • Dows
  • Durbin
  • Eldred
  • Empire
  • Erie
  • Everest
  • Fargo
  • Gardner
  • Gill
  • Gunkel
  • Harmony
  • Harwood
  • Highland
  • Hill
  • Howes
  • Hunter
  • Kinyon
  • Lake
  • Leonard
  • Maple River
  • Mapleton
  • Noble
  • Normanna
  • Page
  • Pleasant
  • Pontiac
  • Raymond
  • Reed
  • Rich
  • Rochester
  • Rush River
  • Stanley
  • Tower
  • Walburg
  • Warren
  • Watson
  • Wheatland
  • Wiser

Census-designated placesedit

  • Brooktree Park
  • Embden
  • Erie
  • Wheatland

Other communitiesedit

  • Absaraka
  • Chaffee
  • Wild Rice

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, North Dakota

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved October 31, 2013 
  2. ^ Based on 2016 Census 175,249 Cass pop / 757,952 ND pop = 2250%
  3. ^ "Top 100 Counties by Growth, 2013" United States Census Bureau Retrieved March 28, 2014 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies" Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library 2006 Retrieved February 2, 2015 
  6. ^ "County History" North Dakotagov The State of North Dakota Retrieved February 2, 2015 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 71 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on January 29, 2015 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on April 22, 2013 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved January 28, 2015 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-03-14 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  19. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,316 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 164 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 56 votes

External linksedit

  • Cass County official website
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