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Cass County, ND&

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2.68% growth
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Median Household Income
3.07% growth
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2.32% growth
Median Property Value
6.8% growth


The economy of Cass County, ND employs 96,873 people. The economy of Cass County, ND is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Wholesale trade; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 1.57; 1.55; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cass County, ND are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,525), Retail trade (11,834), and Manufacturing (8,816), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,000), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,038), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,378).

Median household income in Cass County, ND is $54,926. Males in Cass County, ND have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,060. The income inequality of Cass County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cass County, ND. In Cass County, ND the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 113 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,421. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.


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Cass County, ND is home to a population of 166,852 people, from which 96% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cass County, ND is composed of 146,666 White residents (87.9%), 6,275 Black residents (3.76%), 4,525 Asian residents (2.71%), 4,018 Hispanic residents (2.41%), and 3,617 Two+ residents (2.17%). The most common foreign languages in Cass County, ND are African Languages (2,154 speakers), Spanish (1,981 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (1,173 speakers), but compared to other places, Cass County, ND has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (1,173 speakers), Scandinavian (375 speakers), and African Languages (2,154 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cass County, ND awarded 3,797 degrees. The student population of Cass County, ND is skewed towards females, with 1,784 male students and 2,013 female students. Most students in Cass County, ND are White (3,087 and 81.3%), followed by Unknown (169 and 4.45%), Black or African American (74 and 1.95%), and Asian (53 and 1.4%). The largest universities in Cass County, ND by number of graduates are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,160 and 83.2%), Rasmussen College-North Dakota (424 and 11.2%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo (84 and 2.21%). The most popular majors in Cass County, ND are Pharmaceutical Sciences (150 and 3.95%), Registered Nursing (131 and 3.45%), and General Human Development & Family Studies (125 and 3.29%). The median tuition costs in Cass County, ND are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,924 and $18,488 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, ND is $183,800, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $172,100 to $183,800, a 6.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Cass County, ND is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cass County, ND have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cass County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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