Cass County, MI

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2020 Population
51,613
0.175% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
45
0.671% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12%
0.396% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,514
4.37% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$155,600
8.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,914
0.189% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cass County, MI had a population of 51.6k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $57,514. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cass County, MI grew from 51,523 to 51,613, a 0.175% increase and its median household income grew from $55,107 to $57,514, a 4.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.03%), White (Hispanic) (3.09%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%).

None of the households in Cass County, MI 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.

99.1% of the residents in Cass County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cass County, MI are Southwestern Michigan College (328 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Cass County, MI was $155,600, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%.

Most people in Cass County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cass County, MI is home to a population of 51.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.68% of Cass County, MI residents were born outside of the country (865 people).

In 2020, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.9k people) in Cass County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Cass County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cass County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.9k ± 426
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.59k ± 135
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 164
3.96%
Hispanic Population
2.04k people

In 2020, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.9k people) in Cass County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.96% of the people in Cass County, MI are hispanic (2.04k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
865 people
1.68%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
864 people

As of 2020, 1.68% of Cass County, MI residents (865 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cass County, MI was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,400 ± 167
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    419 ± 150
  3. Korea
    295 ± 84

Cass County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cass County, MI employs 23.9k people. The largest industries in Cass County, MI are Manufacturing (6,703 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,108 people), and Retail Trade (2,338 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,580), and Finance & Insurance ($51,917).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.9k
2020 Value
± 958
0.189%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, MI grew at a rate of 0.189%, from 23.9k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, MI, are Production Occupations (3,776 people), Management Occupations (2,420 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,403 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.9k
2020 Value
± 958
0.189%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cass County, MI grew at a rate of 0.189%, from 23.9k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, MI, are Manufacturing (6,703 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,108 people), and Retail Trade (2,338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Cass County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,177
Median earning men ± $1,796
$28,019
Median earning women ± $1,246

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,114), Public Administration ($62,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,370).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,308), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,247), and Manufacturing ($32,488).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 309
    Manufacturing
  2. 163
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 158
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $396k
    Manufacturing
  2. $53.2k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $33k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cass County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 63.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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 Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Cass County, MI awarded 328 degrees. The student population of Cass County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 660 male students and 1,099 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cass County, MI are White (263 and 80.2%), followed by Black or African American (21 and 6.4%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 4.27%), and Unknown (12 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Cass County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Michigan College (328 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cass County, MI are General Studies (47 and 14.3%), Registered Nursing (44 and 13.4%), and General Business (22 and 6.71%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,759 students enrolled in Cass County, MI, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,169 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 47 degree-majors awarded
  2. 44 degree-majors awarded
  3. 22 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cass County, MI was General Studies with 47 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cass County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
328 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Michigan College with 328 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 133 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cass County, MI, which is 0.682 times less than the 195 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 263 degrees mean that there were 12.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,107) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,666) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,722) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, MI was $155,600 in 2020, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $155,600, a 8.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, MI is 81.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cass County, MI have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cass County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cass County, MI is $57,514. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cass County, MI was Census Tract 12 with a value of $76,152, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $75,924 and $71,745.

In 2021, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

Property

$155,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,691
$17,252
Median Property Taxes
±$792

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, MI 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, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
Homeownership
2020
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.3% of the housing units in Cass County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12
  2. Census Tract 10
  3. Census Tract 16

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, MI was Census Tract 12 with a value of $76,152, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $75,924 and $71,745.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,514
Median Household Income
± $2,193
21.2k
Number of Households
± 880

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Cass County, MI grew to $57,514 from the previous year's value of $55,107.

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, MI 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, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.88%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.41%)

In 2020, 83.4% of workers in Cass County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.88%) and those who worked at home (3.41%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, MI have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Cass County, MI 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, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cass County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, MI (6.16k out of 51.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cass County, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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 2021, 19.9% of the children was living in poverty in Cass County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 223 in Cass County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 56.4 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Cass County, MI has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Cass County, MI see 4696 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.6% decrease from the previous year (5138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 996 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,696 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cass County, MI

Primary care physicians in Cass County, MI see an average of 4,696 patients per year. This represents a 8.6% decrease from the previous year (5,138 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, MI declined by 3.83% from 6.22% to 5.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cass County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 67.7 in Cass County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 36.4% in Cass County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.52% in Cass County, MI.

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