Cass County, IN

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2020 Population
37,727
0.404% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.6
0.49% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,020
0.799% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$91,500
2.46% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
17,788
0.282% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cass County, IN had a population of 37.7k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $49,020. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cass County, IN declined from 37,880 to 37,727, a −0.404% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,415 to $49,020, a −0.799% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), Other (Hispanic) (9.48%), White (Hispanic) (4.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Cass County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.2% of the residents in Cass County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Cass County, IN was $91,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%. Most people in Cass County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cass County, IN is home to a population of 37.7k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.51% of Cass County, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.21k people).

In 2020, there were 8.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Cass County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.58k Other (Hispanic) and 1.79k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.8k ± 88
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 469
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.79k ± 444
15.7%
Hispanic Population
5.92k people

In 2020, there were 8.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Cass County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.58k Other (Hispanic) and 1.79k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.7% of the people in Cass County, IN are hispanic (5.92k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cass County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.51%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.21k people
9.14%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.46k people

As of 2020, 8.51% of Cass County, IN residents (3.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cass County, IN was 9.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Cass County, IN was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Cass County, IN are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Cass County, IN residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Citizenship

94.2%
2020 Citizenship
93%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.2% of Cass County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, IN was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    821 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    318 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 106

Cass County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Indiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Cass County, IN is $49,020. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cass County, IN was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $69,545, followed by Census Tract 9517 and Census Tract 9518, with respective values of $66,349 and $63,920.

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cass County, IN employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Cass County, IN are Manufacturing (5,268 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,768 people), and Retail Trade (1,869 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,950), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,609).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,020
2020 value
± $1,851
−0.799%
1 Year Growth
± 5.47%

Households in Cass County, IN have a median annual income of $49,020, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,415 in 2019, which represents a −0.799% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,719
Average Male Salary in Indiana
± $1,280
$46,739
Average Female Salary in Indiana
± $1,001

In 2020, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Indiana
  1. Asian
    $60,604 ± $6,676
  2. White
    $49,881 ± $816
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,373 ± $21,501

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Indiana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cass County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9510
  2. Census Tract 9517
  3. Census Tract 9518

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, IN was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $69,545, followed by Census Tract 9517 and Census Tract 9518, with respective values of $66,349 and $63,920.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cass County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, IN (4.78k out of 36.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,436 ± 362
  2. Hispanic
    1,054 ± 251
  3. Other
    792 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cass County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.8k
2020 Value
± 830
0.282%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, IN grew at a rate of 0.282%, from 17.7k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, IN, are Production Occupations (3,445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cass County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,445 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,565 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.47 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.95 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cass County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,240), Legal Occupations ($62,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,824).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.8k
2020 Value
± 830
0.282%
1 Year growth
± 6.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, IN grew at a rate of 0.282%, from 17.7k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, IN, are Manufacturing (5,268 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,768 people), and Retail Trade (1,869 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Cass County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cass County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,268 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,768 people), and Retail Trade (1,869 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.96 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.54 times), and Utilities (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cass County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,950), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,609).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cass County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 69.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.19%). The most partisan county was Franklin County, IN with 80.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Cass County, IN
69.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Indiana
  1. 80.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 80.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Indiana was Franklin County, IN with 80.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Indiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, IN was $91,500 in 2020, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $91,500, a 2.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, IN is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Cass County, IN have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cass County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,500
2020 Median
± $3,747
$89,300
2019 Median
± $3,049

In 2020, the median property value in Cass County, IN grew to to $91,500 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cass County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cass County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,020
Median Household Income
± $1,851
15k
Number of Households
± 752

In 2020, the median household income of the 15k households in Cass County, IN declined from $49,020 from the previous year's value of $49,415.

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cass County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cass County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
2020 Homeownership
74%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.4% of the housing units in Cass County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cass County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, IN have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Cass County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.8%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Cass County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (1.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, IN have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Cass County, IN has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Cass County, IN see 2372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.126% decrease from the previous year (2375 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Switzerland County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.3%). Additionally, Martin County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cass County, IN

Primary care physicians in Cass County, IN see an average of 2,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.126% decrease from the previous year (2,375 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cass County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Indiana.
$8,300
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Indiana
$4,078
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,285
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,714
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.2%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, IN declined by 12.5% from 9.38% to 8.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cass County, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 21.3% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 18.8% prevalence

Switzerland County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 21.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Indiana by county over multiple years.

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