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Cass County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Cass County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1829
Seat Logansport
Largest City Logansport
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

414.85 sq mi (1,074 km²)
412.16 sq mi (1,067 km²)
2.69 sq mi (7 km²), 0.65%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

38,966
94/sq mi (36.44/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.cass.in.us
Named for: Lewis Cass
Indiana county number 9

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, its population was 38,966. The county seat is Logansport. Cass County comprises the Logansport, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Cass County was formed in 1828. It is named for Gen. Lewis Cass, 2nd Territorial Governor of Michigan and afterward U.S. Secretary of War.

Geography

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 through the county, mostly from east to west, and is joined by the Eel River in Logansport.

Adjacent counties

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated places

Extinct towns

  • Circleville
  • Taberville (absorbed into Logansport)

Townships

  • Adams
  • Bethlehem
  • Boone
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Deer Creek
  • Eel
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Miami
  • Noble
  • Tipton
  • Washington

Major highways

  • US 24.svg U.S. Route 24
  • US 35.svg U.S. Route 35
  • Indiana 16.svg Indiana State Road 16
  • Indiana 17.svg Indiana State Road 17
  • Indiana 18.svg Indiana State Road 18
  • Indiana 25.svg Indiana State Road 25
  • Indiana 29.svg Indiana State Road 29
  • Indiana 218.svg Indiana State Road 218

Railroads

  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Winamac Southern Railroad
  • Logansport and Eel River Shortline Company
  • Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Logansport, Indiana
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,162
1840 5,480 371.6%
1850 11,021 101.1%
1860 16,843 52.8%
1870 24,193 43.6%
1880 27,611 14.1%
1890 31,152 12.8%
1900 34,545 10.9%
1910 36,368 5.3%
1920 38,333 5.4%
1930 34,518 −10.0%
1940 36,908 6.9%
1950 38,793 5.1%
1960 40,931 5.5%
1970 40,456 −1.2%
1980 40,936 1.2%
1990 38,413 −6.2%
2000 40,930 6.6%
2010 38,966 −4.8%
Est. 2015 37,979 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 38,966 people, 14,858 households, and 10,144 families residing 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.


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