Cass County, MO

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Population

101,888

0.557% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$65,352

2.73% growth

Poverty Rate

9.45%


Number of Employees

49,809

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$165,800

2.98% growth

About

In 2017, Cass County, MO had a population of 102k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $65,352. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cass County, MO grew from 101,324 to 101,888, a 0.557% increase and its median household income grew from $63,613 to $65,352, a 2.73% increase.

The population of Cass County, MO is 88.5% White Alone, 4.22% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.72% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Cass County, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cass County, MO are Calvary University (59 degrees awarded in 2016), Cass Career Center (21 degrees), and House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore (20 degrees).

The median property value in Cass County, MO is $165,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Cass County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cass County, MO employs 49.8k people. The largest industries in Cass County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,658 people), Retail Trade (5,716 people), and Manufacturing (5,446 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,403), Information ($63,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,896).

Median household income in Cass County, MO is $65,352. Males in Cass County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Cass County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,352

2017 value

± $1,520

2.73%

1 Year Growth

± 3.72%

Households in Cass County, MO have a median annual income of $65,352, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,613 in 2016, which represents a 2.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cass County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri 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 604

  2. Census Tract 603.05

  3. Census Tract 603.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, MO was Census Tract 604 with a value of $107,388, followed by Census Tract 603.05 and Census Tract 603.01, with respective values of $92,519 and $80,257.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.45% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, MO (9.49k out of 100k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    7,738 ± 602

  2. Black

    895 ± 325

  3. Hispanic

    816 ± 210

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

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

49.8k

2017 Value

± 1,450

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 4.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, MO grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 49.2k employees to 49.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,227 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,140 people), and Management Occupations (4,905 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cass County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,227 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,140 people), and Management Occupations (4,905 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.38 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cass County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,388), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,593), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,817).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.8k

2017 Value

± 1,450

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 4.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, MO grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 49.2k employees to 49.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,658 people), Retail Trade (5,716 people), and Manufacturing (5,446 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Cass County, MO 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, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,658 people), Retail Trade (5,716 people), and Manufacturing (5,446 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, MO has an unusually high number of Construction (1.58 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.26 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cass County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,403), Information ($63,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,896).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri 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 Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

92.5% of the population of Cass County, MO has health coverage, with 55.4% on employee plans, 9.86% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cass County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Cass County, MO see 4064 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.34% decrease from the previous year (4386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2938 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1743 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,064 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cass County, MO see an average of 4,064 patients per year. This represents a 7.34% decrease from the previous year (4,386 patients).

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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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

7.55%

Uninsured

55.4%

Employer Coverage

9.86%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, MO declined by 9.82% from 8.37% to 7.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cass County, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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

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Diversity

Cass County, MO is home to a population of 102k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.36% of Cass County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.41k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cass County, MO is composed of 90.2k White Alone residents (88.5%), 4.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.22%), 3.79k Black or African American Alone residents (3.72%), 2.2k Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 842 Asian Alone residents (0.826%), 457 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.449%), 71 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0697%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0147%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cass County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cass County, MO was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Cass County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cass County, MO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.41k people

2.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.37k people

As of 2017, 2.36% of Cass County, MO residents (2.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cass County, MO was 2.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Cass County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, MO was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    90.2k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.3k ± 387

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.79k ± 334

In 2017, there were 21 times more White Alone residents (90.2k people) in Cass County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.3k Hispanic or Latino and 3.79k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cass County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cass County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cass County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cass County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,892 ± 263

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,183 ± 228

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,182 ± 195

Cass County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cass County, MO awarded 100 degrees. The student population of Cass County, MO is skewed towards women, with 145 male students and 187 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cass County, MO are White (77 and 78.6%), followed by Black or African American (11 and 11.2%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 4.08%), and Asian (3 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Cass County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Calvary University (59 and 59%), Cass Career Center (21 and 21%), and House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore (20 and 20%).

The most popular majors in Cass County, MO are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (21 and 21%), General Cosmetology (20 and 20%), and Biblical Studies (14 and 14%).

The median tuition costs in Cass County, MO are $10,500 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Cass County, MO was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Cass County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 59 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$10,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Cass County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Calvary University with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

33

Degrees Awarded to Men

67

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 33 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cass County, MO, which is 0.493 times less than the 67 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    77 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cass County, MO were to White students. These 77 degrees mean that there were 7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, MO was $165,800 in 2017, which is 0.762 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $161,000 to $165,800, a 2.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, MO is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cass County, MO have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cass County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,352

Median Household Income

± $1,520

38.7k

Number of Households

± 1,215

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.7k households in Cass County, MO grew to $65,352 from the previous year's value of $63,613.

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, MO 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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Housing

Property Value

$165,800

2017 Median

± $3,117

$161,000

2016 Median

± $2,918

In 2017, the median property value in Cass County, MO grew to to $165,800 from the previous year's value of $161,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cass County, MO 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, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cass County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cass County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.5% of the housing units in Cass County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cass County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, MO have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Cass County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cass County, MO was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.45%).

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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