Cass County, IA

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2022 Population
13,116
0.319% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.8
1.36% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
10.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,815
9.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$127,400
12.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cass County, IA had a population of 13.1k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $60,815. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cass County, IA declined from 13,158 to 13,116, a −0.319% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,395 to $60,815, a 9.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.747%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.374%).

None of the households in Cass County, IA 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.

99.6% of the residents in Cass County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cass County, IA was $127,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Cass County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cass County, IA is home to a population of 13.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.389% of Cass County, IA residents were born outside of the country (51 people).

In 2022, there were 37.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Cass County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 327 White (Hispanic) and 171 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Cass County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, IA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 31
  2. White (Hispanic)
    327 ± 74
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    171 ± 49.5
3.06%
Hispanic Population
402 people

In 2022, there were 37.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Cass County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 327 White (Hispanic) and 171 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.06% of the people in Cass County, IA are hispanic (402 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.389%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
51 people
1.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
209 people

As of 2022, 0.389% of Cass County, IA residents (51 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, IA was 1.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    272 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    114 ± 73
  3. Korea
    94 ± 56

Cass County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cass County, IA employs 6.52k people. The largest industries in Cass County, IA are Retail Trade (1,011 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (963 people), and Manufacturing (670 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,125), Finance & Insurance ($63,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,042).

Occupations

6.52k
2022 Value
± 484
0.991%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cass County, IA grew at a rate of 0.991%, from 6.46k employees to 6.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (804 people), Management Occupations (667 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (662 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.52k
2022 Value
± 484
0.991%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cass County, IA grew at a rate of 0.991%, from 6.46k employees to 6.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, IA, are Retail Trade (1,011 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (963 people), and Manufacturing (670 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Cass County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,833
Median earning men ± $3,526
$30,489
Median earning women ± $3,471

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,429), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($58,409), Public Administration ($52,639), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% 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 10.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 151
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 128
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 95
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cass County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.838%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

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 Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, IA was $127,400 in 2022, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,900 to $127,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, IA is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cass County, IA have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cass County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cass County, IA is $60,815. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cass County, IA was Census Tract 1902 with a value of $71,438, followed by Census Tract 1901 and Census Tract 1904, with respective values of $67,102 and $62,434.

Property

$127,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,799
$4,208
Median Property Taxes
±$328

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, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Cass County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1902
  2. Census Tract 1901
  3. Census Tract 1904

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, IA was Census Tract 1902 with a value of $71,438, followed by Census Tract 1901 and Census Tract 1904, with respective values of $67,102 and $62,434.

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

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Household Income

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$60,815
Median Household Income
± $6,215
5.77k
Number of Households
± 411

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.77k households in Cass County, IA grew to $60,815 from the previous year's value of $55,395.

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, IA 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, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.31%)
  3. Carpooled (7.68%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Cass County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.31%) and those who carpooled to work (7.68%).

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

16.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, IA have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Cass County, IA 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, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, IA (1.97k out of 12.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cass County, IA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Health

95.8% of the population of Cass County, IA has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cass County, IA see 1604 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.2% decrease from the previous year (1847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 916 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,604 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cass County, IA

Primary care physicians in Cass County, IA see an average of 1,604 patients per year. This represents a 13.2% decrease from the previous year (1,847 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

4.16%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
22.1%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, IA declined by 13.1% from 4.79% to 4.16%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 37.2% in Cass County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.27% in Cass County, IA.

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