County Profiles

County Profiles, 2017:

Kansas Missouri

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  • Cass County, Missouri 

    Quick Facts

    2015 Population: 100,781
    Median Household Income: $61,584
    Poverty Rate: 9.9%
    2016 Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

    Key Findings

    Cass County’s total population grew by more than 18,000 (22.8 percent) from 2000-2015. The county’s older adult population grew more than twice as fast, at 55.9 percent. Within the region, only Platte County had a higher percentage growth rate of those age 65+. The county's poverty rate increased slightly in 2015, to 9.9 percent, compared to 9.6 percent in 2014. Cass County is becoming more diverse, with the percentage of non-white residents nearly doubling since 2000 (from 5.9 percent to 11.2 percent). Growing older adult, minority and low-income populations may strain the county’s health care system.  Much of the county is rural, and access to care is more limited than in urban areas. The number of primary care physicians, dentists and mental health providers per person all decreased slightly in 2015 compared to 2014. On a more positive note, the percentage of uninsured residents continues to decrease, standing at 9.7 percent in 2015.

    Information presented in this county profile is the most currently available as of September 2017.

    County Data








    Leading Causes of Death
    Age-adjusted rate per 100,000 people, 2015. Source: MICA

      Cass Co. Missouri
    Cancer 159.2 173.0
    Heart disease 147.1 197.5
    Chronic lower resp. diseases 49.7 52.7
    Stroke 37.9 40.6
    Kidney disease 23.1 19.9
    Suicide 21.4 16.9
    Diabetes 17.3 19.6
    Alzheimer's disease 16.7 28.6
    Influenza & pneumonia 12.1* 17.8
    Septicemia 11.8* 11.6
      * Sample size too small to ensure accuracy

    Access to Care, 2016

    icon Ratio of Primary Care Physicians per person — 1: 4,390
    icon Ratio of Dentists per person — 1: 3,185
    icon Ratio of Mental Health Providers per person — 1: 1,720
      Source: County Health Rankings


    Health Indicator Trends

    Trends for selected health indicators by county from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings website.


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