Cass County, Texas

Cass County – History, Demography, Government and Others

Cass County, Texas

History of Cass County

1846 – Cass County was established on April 25, 1846 after the dissolution of Bowie County. It was named after Lewis Cass, U.S. senator from Michigan. The county was called Cass County in honor of Lewis Cass, a United States Senator from Michigan who was a proponent of the annexed territory of Texas.


In in the 2010 census of 2010 there were 30,464 residents with 12,190 households and 8654 families living within the County. In 2010, the number of people living in the county is 32 inhabitants per square mile (13/km 2). There 1389 housing units in an average rate of 15 people per sq mile (6/km 2). The racial composition for the entire county was 78.20 percent White, 19.47% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races as well as 1.05 percentage of people from multiple races. 1.73 percent of the population comprised Hispanic and the Latino from any ethnic group.

12.190 homes among which 30.20 percent had children younger than 18 years of age that were in their homes, 54.90% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder who had no husband present as well as 29.00 percent of households were not family-owned. 26.40 percent of households were comprised of people with no spouses, and 13.50 percent had a person living in a home that was 65 years old or older. The median household size of 2.46 was 2.46 while the median size of a family was 2.95.

The county’s population was distributed by age group, with 24.90 percent of people below the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64 from 45 to 64, and 17.60 percent of those aged 65 years or older. the age of 65 or over. It was the average age, 40. To every 100 women,, there are 92.20 males. In 100 women 18 or over the number was 87.50 males.

The median income of households within the County was $28,441. the median family income was $35,623. Males had a median salary of $30,906 as opposed to $19,726 in the case of females. The per-capita amount of income in the County was $15,777. Around 14.70 percent of households and 17.70 percent of the population lived less than the poverty limit which included 22.20 percent of people younger than 18 years old and 17.90 percent of those aged 65 or older.


Cass County Government

Cass County, Texas – Cities

  1. Atlanta
  2. Hughes Springs (small part in Morris County)
  3. Linden (county seat)
  4. Queen City

Cass County, Texas – Towns

  1. Avinger
  2. Bloomburg
  3. Domino
  4. Douglassville
  5. Marietta

Cass County, Texas – Unincorporated communities

  • Bivins
  • Kildare
  • Lanark
  • Love
  • McLeod
  • Smyrna

Adjacent Counties

Photos of Significant Location and Monuments

School Districts

  • Atlanta Independent School District
  • Bloomburg Independent School District
  • Hughes Springs Independent School District
  • Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District
  • McLeod Independent School District
  • Queen City Independent School District

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