Cass County, Indiana

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Cass County
Courthouse Historic District (Logansport)
Map of Indiana highlighting Cass County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°46′N 86°21′W / 40.76°N 86.35°W / 40.76; -86.35
Country United States
State Indiana
Founded1829
Named forLewis Cass
SeatLogansport
Largest cityLogansport
Area
 • Total414.85 sq mi (1,074.5 km2)
 • Land412.16 sq mi (1,067.5 km2)
 • Water2.69 sq mi (7.0 km2)  0.65%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
37,955
 • Density92.1/sq mi (35.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 2nd
Websitewww.co.cass.in.us
Indiana county number 9

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 38,966.[1] The county seat is Logansport.[2] Cass County comprises the Logansport, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

History[edit]

Cass County was formed in 1828.[4] It is named for Gen. Lewis Cass, 2nd Territorial Governor of Michigan and later U.S. Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 414.85 square miles (1,074.5 km2) of which 412.16 square miles (1,067.5 km2) (or 99.35%) is land and 2.69 square miles (7.0 km2) (or 0.65%) is water.[6] The Wabash River flows westward through the county, and is joined by the Eel River in Logansport.

Adjacent counties[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Circleville
  • Taberville (absorbed into Logansport)
  • Taberville (Actually OP Taberville platted in 1853, located on the south side of Logansport)

Townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Climate and weather[edit]

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In recent years, average temperatures in Logansport have ranged from a low of 14 °F (−10 °C) in January to a high of 85 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −24 °F (−31 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F (40 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.53 inches (39 mm) in February to 3.89 inches (99 mm) in June.[7]

Government[edit]

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The legislative branch of the county government; controls spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected to four-year terms from county districts. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[8][9]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county; commissioners are elected county-wide to staggered four-year terms. One commissioner serves as president. The commissioners execute acts legislated by the council, collect revenue, and manage the day-to-day functions of the county government.[8][9]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to four-year terms, and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[9]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk. They are elected to four-year terms. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare a party affiliation and to be residents of the county.[9]

Most of Cass County is in Indiana's 4th congressional district; the extreme eastern edge is part of Indiana's 2nd congressional district. It is also part of Indiana Senate district 18[10] and Indiana House of Representatives districts 16 and 24.[11]

United States presidential election results for Cass County, Indiana[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,552 69.43% 4,304 28.32% 342 2.25%
2016 9,701 68.27% 3,759 26.46% 749 5.27%
2012 8,443 59.62% 5,371 37.93% 347 2.45%
2008 8,346 53.32% 7,011 44.79% 296 1.89%
2004 9,480 68.05% 4,315 30.97% 136 0.98%
2000 9,305 61.60% 5,412 35.83% 389 2.58%
1996 8,020 51.28% 5,419 34.65% 2,202 14.08%
1992 7,421 45.70% 4,757 29.30% 4,059 25.00%
1988 10,970 65.10% 5,784 34.32% 97 0.58%
1984 12,355 68.75% 5,521 30.72% 95 0.53%
1980 11,500 62.93% 5,838 31.95% 936 5.12%
1976 10,342 56.73% 7,610 41.74% 279 1.53%
1972 12,681 69.77% 5,317 29.25% 178 0.98%
1968 9,441 51.54% 7,142 38.99% 1,735 9.47%
1964 7,735 40.76% 11,148 58.74% 95 0.50%
1960 11,392 58.19% 8,091 41.33% 94 0.48%
1956 12,624 62.19% 7,594 37.41% 81 0.40%
1952 12,296 60.32% 7,982 39.16% 107 0.52%
1948 9,105 46.97% 10,086 52.03% 194 1.00%
1944 9,788 52.89% 8,615 46.55% 103 0.56%
1940 10,057 49.33% 10,268 50.37% 61 0.30%
1936 8,528 43.91% 10,475 53.93% 419 2.16%
1932 7,980 41.46% 10,987 57.08% 281 1.46%
1928 10,522 61.31% 6,522 38.00% 119 0.69%
1924 9,939 55.89% 5,276 29.67% 2,568 14.44%
1920 9,545 52.12% 8,194 44.74% 575 3.14%
1916 4,879 47.08% 5,140 49.60% 344 3.32%
1912 1,573 16.54% 4,421 46.48% 3,517 36.98%
1908 4,700 45.44% 5,234 50.60% 410 3.96%
1904 5,282 52.09% 4,357 42.96% 502 4.95%
1900 4,308 46.32% 4,672 50.24% 320 3.44%
1896 4,392 46.88% 4,851 51.78% 126 1.34%
1892 3,501 42.42% 4,006 48.53% 747 9.05%
1888 3,822 46.34% 4,221 51.18% 205 2.49%


Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18301,162
18405,480371.6%
185011,021101.1%
186016,84352.8%
187024,19343.6%
188027,61114.1%
189031,15212.8%
190034,54510.9%
191036,3685.3%
192038,3335.4%
193034,518−10.0%
194036,9086.9%
195038,7935.1%
196040,9315.5%
197040,456−1.2%
198040,9361.2%
199038,413−6.2%
200040,9306.6%
201038,966−4.8%
2018 (est.)37,955[13]−2.6%
US Decennial Census[14]
1790-1960[15] 1900-1990[16]
1990-2000[17] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 38,966 people, 14,858 households, and 10,144 families in the county.[18] The population density was 94.5 inhabitants per square mile (36.5/km2). There were 16,474 housing units at an average density of 40.0 per square mile (15.4/km2).[6] The racial makeup of the county was 88.2% white, 1.5% black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 7.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12.6% of the population.[18] In terms of ancestry, 24.0% were German, 15.0% were American, 11.8% were Irish, and 9.0% were English.[19]

Of the 14,858 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 38.7 years.[18]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $49,873. Males had a median income of $37,823 versus $26,938 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,562. About 9.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.[20]

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Public schools in Cass County are administered by the Logansport Community School Corporation, the Pioneer Regional School Corporation and the Southeastern School Corporation.

High Schools and Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Columbia Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Galveston Elementary School
  • Landis Elementary School
  • Pioneer Elementary School
  • Thompson Elementary School

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cass County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Logansport, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area, citypopulation.de
  4. ^ "History". Cass County IN. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ ""Lewis Cass(1831-1836)"". Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Logansport IN". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Indiana Code. "Title 36, Article 2, Section 3". IN.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  9. ^ a b c d Indiana Code. "Title 2, Article 10, Section 2" (PDF). IN.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  10. ^ "Indiana Senate Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "Indiana House Districts". State of Indiana. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  16. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  19. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  20. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°46′N 86°21′W / 40.76°N 86.35°W / 40.76; -86.35