Cass County, ND

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Population

170,620

2.26% growth

Median Age

32.2


Median Household Income

$58,026

5.64% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

99,839

3.06% growth

Median Property Value

$198,100

7.78% growth

About

In 2017, Cass County, ND had a population of 171k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $58,026. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cass County, ND grew from 166,852 to 170,620, a 2.26% increase and its median household income grew from $54,926 to $58,026, a 5.64% increase.

The population of Cass County, ND is 87.1% White Alone, 4.26% Black or African American Alone, and 2.87% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Cass County, ND speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cass County, ND are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,067 degrees awarded in 2016), Rasmussen College-North Dakota (110 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (64 degrees).

The median property value in Cass County, ND is $198,100, and the homeownership rate is 52.2%. Most people in Cass County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cass County, ND employs 99.8k people. The largest industries in Cass County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,785 people), Retail Trade (11,715 people), and Manufacturing (9,164 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,026), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,451), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,250).

Median household income in Cass County, ND is $58,026. Males in Cass County, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Cass County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,026

2017 value

± $2,291

5.64%

1 Year Growth

± 4.87%

Households in Cass County, ND have a median annual income of $58,026, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,926 in 2016, which represents a 5.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.44 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. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races 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, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota 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 103.07

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 404

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, ND was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $129,231, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $93,750 and $88,083.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, ND (18.6k out of 166k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    13,174 ± 952

  2. Black

    2,486 ± 419

  3. Asian

    1,140 ± 266

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

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

99.8k

2017 Value

± 2,517

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 96.9k employees to 99.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, ND, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,817 people), Management Occupations (10,327 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cass County, ND, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,817 people), Management Occupations (10,327 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,860 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.24 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.24 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cass County, ND, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($66,326), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,538), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

99.8k

2017 Value

± 2,517

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 96.9k employees to 99.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,785 people), Retail Trade (11,715 people), and Manufacturing (9,164 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Cass County, ND 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, ND, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,785 people), Retail Trade (11,715 people), and Manufacturing (9,164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, ND has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.58 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.56 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cass County, ND, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($51,026), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,451), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.4B) and Other ag prods. ($10.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

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

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Health

93.1% of the population of Cass County, ND has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 8.23% on Medicaid, 7.46% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cass County, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see 974 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.68% increase from the previous year (888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1279 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

974 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see an average of 974 patients per year. This represents a 9.68% increase from the previous year (888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cass County, ND 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

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

6.87%

Uninsured

61.8%

Employer Coverage

8.23%

Medicaid

7.46%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, ND declined by 10.3% from 7.65% to 6.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cass County, ND 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Cass County, ND is home to a population of 171k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.55% of Cass County, ND residents were born outside of the country (11.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cass County, ND is composed of 149k White Alone residents (87.1%), 7.27k Black or African American Alone residents (4.26%), 4.9k Asian Alone residents (2.87%), 4.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.46%), 3.9k Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 1.64k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.961%), 123 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0721%), and 57 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0334%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cass County, ND was 32.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Cass County, ND are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cass County, ND residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.2k people

6.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.7k people

As of 2017, 6.55% of Cass County, ND residents (11.2k 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, ND was 6.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Cass County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, ND was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    149k ± 111

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.27k ± 399

  3. Asian Alone

    4.9k ± 414

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (149k people) in Cass County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.27k Black or African American Alone and 4.9k Asian 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, ND 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, ND 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, ND was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cass County, ND 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

    2,839 ± 300

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,129 ± 483

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,229 ± 430

Cass County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cass County, ND awarded 3,369 degrees. The student population of Cass County, ND is skewed towards men, with 7,885 male students and 7,316 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cass County, ND are White (2,806 and 89.4%), followed by Unknown (91 and 2.9%), Black or African American (71 and 2.26%), and Hispanic or Latino (59 and 1.88%).

The largest universities in Cass County, ND by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,067 and 91%), Rasmussen College-North Dakota (110 and 3.27%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (64 and 1.9%).

The most popular majors in Cass County, ND are Registered Nursing (162 and 4.81%), General Human Development & Family Studies (149 and 4.42%), and Mechanical Engineering (110 and 3.27%).

The median tuition costs in Cass County, ND are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,924 and $18,488 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cass County, ND was Registered Nursing with 159 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cass County, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,067 degrees awarded

  2. 110 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

$6,924

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cass County, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State University-Main Campus with 3,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,632

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,737

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,632 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cass County, ND, which is 0.94 times less than the 1,737 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

    2,806 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    91 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cass County, ND were to White students. These 2,806 degrees mean that there were 30.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, ND was $198,100 in 2017, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,800 to $198,100, a 7.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, ND is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cass County, ND have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cass County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,026

Median Household Income

± $2,291

73k

Number of Households

± 2,147

In 2017, the median household income of the 73k households in Cass County, ND grew to $58,026 from the previous year's value of $54,926.

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, ND 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

$198,100

2017 Median

± $3,617

$183,800

2016 Median

± $3,149

In 2017, the median property value in Cass County, ND grew to to $198,100 from the previous year's value of $183,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cass County, ND 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, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cass County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cass County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.2%

2017 Homeownership

51.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.2% of the housing units in Cass County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cass County, ND 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, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, ND have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.776% of the workforce in Cass County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    8.54%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cass County, ND was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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