|Cass County, North Dakota|
Cass County Courthouse in Fargo
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
1,768 sq mi (4,579 km²)
1,765 sq mi (4,571 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.15%
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Cass County is a county located in the state of North Dakota, USA. As of the 2010 census, the population was 149,778. Its county seat is Fargo. It is the most populous and fastest growing county in North Dakota.
Cass County dates back to the days of the Dakota Territory. It was one of the original counties defined in 1872, and was organized on October 27, 1873, at a meeting in Fargo. It is named in honor of a railroad executive George Washington Cass.
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.
|District||Commissioner||In office since||Current term expires in|
|4th||Darrell Vanyo (Vice Chair)||2002||????|
|5th||Robyn Sorum (Chair)||2000||????|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,768 square miles (4,579.1 km2), of which 1,765 square miles (4,571.3 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.15%) is water.
- Traill County (north)
- Norman County, Minnesota (northeast)
- Clay County, Minnesota (east)
- Richland County (southeast)
- Ransom County (southwest)
- Barnes County (west)
- Steele County (northwest)
|Steele County||Traill County||Norman County, Minnesota|
|Barnes County||Clay County, Minnesota|
Cass County, North Dakota
|Ransom County||Richland County|
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 according to Census 2000.
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.
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.
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.
Population by decadeEdit
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.
- ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area (ND-MN)|
|Counties||Cass | Clay|
|Main Cities||Fargo† | Moorhead† | West Fargo | Dilworth|
|Surrounding Areas||Alice | Amenia | Argusville | Arthur | Ayr | Barnesville | Briarwood | Buffalo | Casselton | Comstock | Davenport | Enderlin | Erie | Felton | Frontier | Gardner | Georgetown | Grandin | Glyndon | Harwood | Hawley | Hitterdal | Horace | Hunter | Kindred | Leonard | Mapleton | North River | Oxbow | Page | Prairie Rose | Sabin | Tower City | Reile's Acres | Ulen | Wheatland|
|† - county seat|
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