Cass County, Texas

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Cass County
Cass County Courthouse Linden Tx.jpg
Map of Texas highlighting Cass County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°04′N94°21′W / 33.07°N 94.35°W / 33.07; -94.35
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Texas.svg  Texas
Founded1846
Named for Lewis Cass
Seat Linden
Largest city Atlanta
Area
  Total960 sq mi (2,500 km2)
  Land937 sq mi (2,430 km2)
  Water23 sq mi (60 km2)  2.4%%
Population
 (2010)
  Total30,464
  Density33/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.co.cass.tx.us

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 30,464. [1] The county seat is Linden. [2] The county was named for Lewis Cass, a senator from Michigan who favored the annexation of Texas.

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History

Cass County was formed in 1846 from sections of Bowie County. [3] It was named for Lewis Cass, [4] a U.S. Senator from Michigan who had favored the annexation of Texas to the United States. From 1861 to 1871, this county was known as Davis County, after Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America. (It should not be confused with the still extant Jeff Davis County in west Texas.)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 960 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 937 square miles (2,430 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (2.4%) is water. [5]

Cass County, Texas is one of only three counties in Texas to border two other states (the other being Bowie County, Texas and Dallam County, Texas). Cass County forms part of the tripoint - of Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

State protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 4,991
1860 8,41168.5%
1870 8,8755.5%
1880 16,72488.4%
1890 22,55434.9%
1900 22,8411.3%
1910 27,58720.8%
1920 30,0418.9%
1930 30,0300.0%
1940 33,49611.5%
1950 26,732−20.2%
1960 23,496−12.1%
1970 24,1332.7%
1980 29,43021.9%
1990 29,9821.9%
2000 30,4381.5%
2010 30,4640.1%
Est. 201830,119 [6] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2010, there were 30,464 people, 12,190 households, and 8,654 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 13,890 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.20% White, 19.47% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 1.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,190 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,441, and the median income for a family was $35,623. Males had a median income of $30,906 versus $19,726 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,777. About 14.70% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.20% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Cass County Club at East Texas State Normal College in 1921 1921 Locust yearbook p. 160 (Cass County Club).jpg
The Cass County Club at East Texas State Normal College in 1921

The following school districts serve Cass County:

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

The 2015 Don Henley album Cass County is named after this East Texas county in which Henley grew up. [10]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 78.8%9,72619.4% 2,3911.8% 227
2012 74.3%8,76324.8% 2,9240.9% 101
2008 69.9%8,27929.5% 3,4900.7% 77
2004 61.3%7,38338.4% 4,6300.3% 36
2000 57.1%6,29541.9% 4,6181.0% 106
1996 37.5% 4,06652.5%5,69110.0% 1,082
1992 34.3% 3,99947.0%5,47618.7% 2,185
1988 47.1% 5,30552.8%5,9410.1% 16
1984 56.8%6,67743.0% 5,0530.3% 30
1980 46.8% 4,99352.3%5,5780.9% 101
1976 41.8% 3,71257.9%5,1340.3% 29
1972 72.8%5,30327.2% 1,9810.1% 4
1968 26.3% 1,93034.5% 2,53639.2%2,884
1964 42.6% 2,68157.3%3,6030.1% 8
1960 43.9% 2,32255.5%2,9340.6% 34
1956 54.9%2,97044.3% 2,3950.8% 44
1952 44.2% 2,50255.8%3,1600.1% 3
1948 11.7% 45765.1%2,54023.1% 902
1944 14.5% 54176.6%2,8669.0% 335
1940 12.7% 45487.3%3,126
1936 6.4% 16993.6%2,461
1932 6.7% 22493.3%3,135
1928 43.8% 1,32356.2%1,698
1924 31.1% 99766.2%2,1252.8% 89
1920 42.6% 1,44646.0%1,56311.4% 388
1916 30.3% 70764.4%1,5055.3% 124
1912 20.6% 40265.9%1,28413.5% 264

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Coordinates: 33°04′N94°21′W / 33.07°N 94.35°W / 33.07; -94.35