Cass County, ND

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2020 Population
179,937
1.67% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.6
0.308% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
0.644% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,976
2.32% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$234,100
4.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
105,308
1.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cass County, ND had a population of 180k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $65,976. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cass County, ND grew from 176,975 to 179,937, a 1.67% increase and its median household income grew from $64,482 to $65,976, a 2.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), and White (Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Cass County, ND 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.

95.2% of the residents in Cass County, ND are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cass County, ND are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,403 degrees awarded in 2020), Rasmussen University-North Dakota (369 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (101 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cass County, ND was $234,100, and the homeownership rate was 52.5%.

Most people in Cass County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, ND was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cass County, ND is home to a population of 180k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.76% of Cass County, ND residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

In 2020, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Cass County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2020 Citizenship
95.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.2% of Cass County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, ND was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    152k ± 388
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 415
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.8k ± 322
2.8%
Hispanic Population
5.04k people

In 2020, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Cass County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.8% of the people in Cass County, ND are hispanic (5.04k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,869 ± 1,313 people
  2. Philippines
    2,835 ± 1,305 people
  3. Liberia
    2,461 ± 1,216 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 2,869 North Dakota residents, followed by Philippines with 2,835 and Liberia with 2,461.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.76%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14k people
7.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.1k people

As of 2020, 7.76% of Cass County, ND residents (14k 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, ND was 7.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,339 ± 412
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,394 ± 489
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    943 ± 301

Cass County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cass County, ND employs 105k people. The largest industries in Cass County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,307 people), Retail Trade (12,012 people), and Educational Services (9,318 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,742), Utilities ($62,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,586).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,334. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

105k
2020 Value
± 3,030
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 3.78%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 104k employees to 105k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, ND, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,323 people), Management Occupations (11,511 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,412 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

105k
2020 Value
± 3,030
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 3.78%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 104k employees to 105k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,307 people), Retail Trade (12,012 people), and Educational Services (9,318 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,203
Median earning men ± $1,684
$34,592
Median earning women ± $1,227

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($53,929), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,317), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,260).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($52,404), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,927), and Public Administration ($46,677).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Dakota. 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 North Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,629
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 1,549
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 1,208
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.72M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $1.52M
    Manufacturing

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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. $62.8B
  2. $10.4B
  3. $9.05B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $62.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($10.4B) and Other ag prods. ($9.05B).

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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$148B
2020 Value in North Dakota
$277B
Projected 2050 Value in North Dakota
87.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $148B. This is expected to increase 87.3% to $277B by 2050.

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. $17.1B
  2. $16.8B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $17.1B, followed by Texas with $16.8B and Illinois and $16.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cass County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.9%).

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Cass County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

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

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US Representatives from Cass County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Cass County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

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

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In 2020, universities in Cass County, ND awarded 3,978 degrees. The student population of Cass County, ND in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,674 male students and 7,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cass County, ND are White (3,235 and 85.7%), followed by Black or African American (123 and 3.26%), Two or More Races (113 and 2.99%), and Unknown (103 and 2.73%).

The largest universities in Cass County, ND by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,403 and 85.5%), Rasmussen University-North Dakota (369 and 9.28%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (101 and 2.54%).

The most popular majors in Cass County, ND are Registered Nursing (365 and 9.18%), Mechanical Engineering (153 and 3.85%), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (142 and 3.57%).

The median tuition cost in Cass County, ND for a public four year colleges is $8,606 for in-state students and $12,909 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Cass County, ND, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 13,729 (48.6% men and 51.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 13,729 students enrolled in Cass County, ND, 48.6% men and 51.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,209 records, of which 51.3% were women and 48.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 225 degree-majors awarded
  2. 140 degree-majors awarded
  3. 135 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cass County, ND was Registered Nursing with 225 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,403 degrees awarded
  2. 369 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State University-Main Campus with 3,403 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,824 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cass County, ND, which is 0.847 times less than the 2,154 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,235 degrees mean that there were 26.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,742) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.248% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.344% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (156k), Some college (146k), and Bachelors Degree (119k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, ND was $234,100 in 2020, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $223,800 to $234,100, a 4.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, ND is 52.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cass County, ND have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cass County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cass County, ND is $65,976. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cass County, ND was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $139,583, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $108,264 and $94,821.

In 2021, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.19%.

Property

$234,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,223
$40,437
Median Property Taxes
±$1,520

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cass County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.5%
Homeownership
2020
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52.5% of the housing units in Cass County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.1%.

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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 406

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, ND was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $139,583, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $108,264 and $94,821.

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

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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.
$65,976
Median Household Income
± $2,052
77k
Number of Households
± 2,429

In 2020, the median household income of the 77k households in Cass County, ND grew to $65,976 from the previous year's value of $64,482.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cass County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.432
2020 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.43
2019 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.432 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.45%)

In 2018, 83.4% of workers in Cass County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.21%) and those who worked at home (3.45%).

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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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, ND have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Cass County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.19%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, ND (18.6k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.2% of the children was living in poverty in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 309 in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 40.2 per 100,000 population.

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94.3% of the population of Cass County, ND has health coverage, with 63% on employee plans, 8.51% on Medicaid, 8.69% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Dakota 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 1014 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.63% increase from the previous year (988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1255 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 347 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,014 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cass County, ND

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see an average of 1,014 patients per year. This represents a 2.63% increase from the previous year (988 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 30% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.69%
Uninsured
63%
Employer Coverage
8.51%
Medicaid
8.69%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, ND declined by 1.77% from 5.8% to 5.69%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.5 in Cass County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33% in Cass County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.21% in Cass County, ND.

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