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Cass County, Indiana

Named for General Lewis Cass, President Jackson's secretary of war

County Seat: Logansport

Largest City: Logansport (2015 population: 17,793)

Population per Square Mile: 92.06

Square Miles: 412.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,966380.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)37,946400.6%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*37,814410.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.6%70 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-31981 -12,135
Net International Migration11515 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)89340.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,401406.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)6,6494117.5%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,190468.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0353923.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)10,4103927.4%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2944116.6%14.6%
Median Age40.3  Median Age = 37.5

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone392181.0%0.4%
Asian Alone685241.8%2.1%
Black Alone765322.0%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone64170.2%0.1%
White35,5114293.5%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups562311.5%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic32,5474885.7%93.3%
Hispanic5,4321314.3%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)14,75937100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8464219.3%19.4%
Married Without Children4,7254332.0%30.1%
Single Parents1,389369.4%9.9%
Living Alone4,2203528.6%27.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2015 (estimate)16,30441100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)16,39941100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,0033967.1%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$81,10085  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,7563722.9%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$46763  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 6,621370.6%1,110,866
Public6,621360.6%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)25,940380.6%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher82.2%84 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree13.6%66 23.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$34,9167183.3%41,940
Median Household Income in 201545,5756990.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201513.1%4191.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.0%3998.0%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201648320.6%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20164,420290.6%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,390310.7%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2014515370.6%84,080
Births to Teens, 201454240.9%6,277
Deaths, 2014407380.7%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force17,699440.5%3,271,536
Employed16,883440.5%3,114,002
Unemployed816420.5%157,534
Annual Unemployment Rate4.64795.8%4.8
March 2017 Unemployment Rate4.323113.2%3.8

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,814100.0%$760,795100.0%$40,438
Wage and Salary15,38181.8%$550,82672.4%$35,812
Farm Proprietors5993.2%$-6,252-0.8%$-10,437
Nonfarm Proprietors2,83415.1%$69,6989.2%$24,594
Farm6953.7%$-1,961-0.3%$-2,822
Nonfarm18,11996.3%$762,756100.3%$42,097
Private14,84578.9%$589,27777.5%$39,695
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0955.8%$17,3412.3%$15,837
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1180.6%$1,6060.2%$13,610
  Construction9325.0%$46,0836.1%$49,445
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1050.6%$3,6070.5%$34,352
  Manufacturing4,56524.3%$227,40829.9%$49,816
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3802.0%$15,5332.0%$40,876
  Retail Trade1,98310.5%$63,4628.3%$32,003
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade6133.3%$38,6535.1%$63,055
  Other Private (not above)2,811*14.9%*$89,164*11.7%*$31,720*
Government3,27417.4%$173,47922.8%$52,987

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12100.0%100.0%$1,598$3,737,044
Single-Family12100.0%68.4%$1,598$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Cass County

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Galveston1,2713.3%
Logansport17,79346.9%
Onward990.3%
Royal Center8372.2%
Walton1,0222.7%
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