Cass County, ND

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2022 Population
186,328
1.82% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.7
0.608% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
4.23% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$73,249
6.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$270,300
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
109,301
1.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cass County, ND had a population of 186k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $73,249. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cass County, ND grew from 182,992 to 186,328, a 1.82% increase and its median household income grew from $68,718 to $73,249, a 6.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.45%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.83%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.22%).

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 (3,143 degrees awarded in 2022), Rasmussen University-North Dakota (335 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (101 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cass County, ND was $270,300, and the homeownership rate was 52.3%.

Most people in Cass County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cass County, ND is home to a population of 186k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.49% of Cass County, ND residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Cass County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.97k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Cass County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, ND was 95.3%, 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)
    155k ± 437
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 436
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.97k ± 345
3%
Hispanic Population
5.59k people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Cass County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.97k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3% of the people in Cass County, ND are hispanic (5.59k 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. Philippines
    2,804 ± 1,298 people
  2. Canada
    2,799 ± 1,297 people
  3. Mexico
    2,784 ± 1,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Philippines, the natal country of 2,804 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,799 and Mexico with 2,784.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14k people
7.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people

As of 2022, 7.49% of Cass County, ND residents (14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cass County, ND was 7.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,058 ± 373
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,250 ± 460
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,055 ± 280

Cass County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cass County, ND employs 109k people. The largest industries in Cass County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,039 people), Retail Trade (11,662 people), and Educational Services (10,550 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,849), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,508), and Public Administration ($58,995).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,891. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

109k
2022 Value
± 3,063
1.95%
1 Year growth
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, ND, are Management Occupations (13,080 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,304 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,125 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

109k
2022 Value
± 3,063
1.95%
1 Year growth
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cass County, ND grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,039 people), Retail Trade (11,662 people), and Educational Services (10,550 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

$50,364
Median earning men ± $1,884
$38,754
Median earning women ± $1,493

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($69,054), Public Administration ($61,944), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,343).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,956), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,739), and Public Administration ($46,111).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

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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

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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Cass County, ND awarded 3,700 degrees. The student population of Cass County, ND in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,126 male students and 6,831 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cass County, ND are White (3,012 and 85.5%), followed by Black or African American (136 and 3.86%), Two or More Races (107 and 3.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (91 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Cass County, ND by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,143 and 84.9%), Rasmussen University-North Dakota (335 and 9.05%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (101 and 2.73%).

The most popular majors in Cass County, ND are Registered Nursing (348 and 9.41%), Mechanical Engineering (160 and 4.32%), and General Human Development & Family Studies (148 and 4%).

The median tuition cost in Cass County, ND for a public four year colleges is $9,309 for in-state students and $13,963 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cass County, ND, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,957 (47.3% men and 52.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,957 students enrolled in Cass County, ND, 47.3% men and 52.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,304 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 227 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cass County, ND was Registered Nursing with 227 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. 3,143 degrees awarded
  2. 335 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State University-Main Campus with 3,143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,672 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cass County, ND, which is 0.824 times less than the 2,028 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,012 degrees mean that there were 22.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 136 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 ($10,535) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, ND was $270,300 in 2022, which is 0.959 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $244,000 to $270,300, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, ND is 52.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cass County, ND have an average commute time of 17.5 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 $73,249. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cass County, ND was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $156,250, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $115,341 and $107,625.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.51%.

Property

$270,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,868
$41,610
Median Property Taxes
±$1,565

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.

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Rent vs Own

52.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.3% of the housing units in Cass County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, ND was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $156,250, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $115,341 and $107,625.

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

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$73,249
Median Household Income
± $2,516
79.5k
Number of Households
± 2,632

In 2022, the median household income of the 79.5k households in Cass County, ND grew to $73,249 from the previous year's value of $68,718.

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.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.18%)
  3. Carpooled (7%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Cass County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.18%) and those who carpooled to work (7%).

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% 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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.51%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, ND (19.6k out of 181k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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 2022, 8.5% of the children was living in poverty in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 309 in Cass County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 40.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Cass County, ND has health coverage, with 62.7% on employee plans, 8.28% on Medicaid, 9.23% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see 978 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% decrease from the previous year (1014 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1243 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 320 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see an average of 978 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% decrease from the previous year (1,014 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 29.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.9%
Uninsured
62.7%
Employer Coverage
8.28%
Medicaid
9.23%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, ND declined by 1.52% from 5.99% to 5.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.4 in Cass County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 34.3% in Cass County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.17% in Cass County, ND.

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