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Cass County, North Dakota

Cass County, North Dakota
Cass County Courthouse in Fargo
Map of North Dakota highlighting Cass County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded October 27, 1873
Named for George Washington Cass
Seat Fargo
Largest city Fargo
Area
 • Total 1,768 sq mi (4,579 km2)
 • Land 1,765 sq mi (4,571 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (8 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 167,005
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.nd.cass.cowww

Cass County is a

  • Cass County official website

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Based on 2013 Census. 162,829 (Cass pop.) / 723,393 (ND pop.) = 22.50%
  3. ^ "Top 100 Counties by Growth, 2013". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 71. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

References

See also

Other community

Census-designated places

Townships

Cities

Cass County Courthouse

Communities

The current Sheriff is Paul D. Laney. Laney has served as Sheriff of Cass County since January 2, 2007.

District Commissioner In office since Current term expires in
1st Chad Peterson 2012 2016
2nd Vern Bennett (Chair) 2002 2014
3rd Ken Pawluk 2004 2016
4th Darrell Vanyo (Vice Chair) 2002 2014
5th Mary Scherling 2012 2016

Cass County is governed by a board of commissioners, each elected to a four-year term. Other elected officials include the auditor, recorder, sheriff, state's attorney, and treasurer. Appointed officials include administrator, extension agent, director of tax equalization, highway engineer, information technology coordinator, social services officer, veterans service officer, and weed control officer.

Presidential Election Results 1960–2012[14]
Year Democrat Republican
2012 47.0% 34,712 49.9% 36,855
2008 52.4% 37,622 45.3% 32,566
2004 39.0% 26,010 59.4% 39,619
2000 36.4% 21,451 56.8% 33,536
1996 43.0% 21,693 48.0% 24,238
1992 34.0% 18,077 47.7% 25,312
1988 45.0% 22,107 54.3% 26,699
1984 37.9% 18,054 61.4% 29,221
1980 31.1% 13,562 54.8% 23,886
1976 43.2% 17,879 54.5% 22,583
1972 38.8% 14,073 60.0% 21,770
1968 39.7% 10,819 55.9% 15,240
1964 54.7% 15,674 45.2% 12,972
1960 41.1% 12,213 58.9% 17,498

Government

Population by decade

The median income for a household in the county was $38,147, and the median income for a family was $51,469. Males had a median income of $32,216 versus $22,300 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,889. About 5.7% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 16.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

There were 51,315 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.

As of the census of 2000, there were 123,138 people, 51,315 households, and 29,814 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 53,790 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.10% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.1% were of German and 32.4% Norwegian ancestry.

Demographics

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,768 square miles (4,580 km2), of which 1,765 square miles (4,570 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[8]

Geography

[7] Cass County dates back to the days of the

History

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
    • Population by decade 3.1
  • Government 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Townships 5.2
    • Census-designated places 5.3
    • Other community 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Cass County is part of the Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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