Cass County, Indiana
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Lewis Cass|
|• Total||414.85 sq mi (1,074.5 km2)|
|• Land||412.16 sq mi (1,067.5 km2)|
|• Water||2.69 sq mi (7.0 km2) 0.65%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||92.1/sq mi (35.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||4th, 2nd|
|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. The county seat is Logansport. Cass County comprises the Logansport, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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. The Wabash River flows westward through the county, and is joined by the Eel River in Logansport.
- Taberville (absorbed into Logansport)
- Taberville (Actually OP Taberville platted in 1853, located on the south side of Logansport)
- Norfolk Southern Railway
- Winamac Southern Railroad
- Logansport and Eel River Shortline Company
- Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Climate and weather
|Climate chart (explanation)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Indiana House of Representatives districts 16 and 24.
|US Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 38,966 people, 14,858 households, and 10,144 families in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 24.0% were German, 15.0% were American, 11.8% were Irish, and 9.0% were English.
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.
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.
- Rollie Zeider (1883–1967), major league baseball player (1910–1918); born in Hoover.
- Film actor Greg Kinnear was born in Logansport.
High Schools and Middle Schools
- 6th Grade Academy
- Lewis Cass High School
- Logansport Junior High School
- Logansport High School
- Pioneer Junior – Senior High School
- Columbia Elementary School
- Fairview Elementary School
- Franklin Elementary School
- Galveston Elementary School
- Landis Elementary School
- Pioneer Elementary School
- Thompson Elementary School
- List of public art in Cass County, Indiana
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, Indiana
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