Cass County, Missouri

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Cass County, Missouri, saw a growth rate of 23 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 101,603. For more information on Cass County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2015

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Educational Attainment

Compared to the rest of the region, Cass County has a greater number of high school diplomas and associate degrees. However, it has fewer bachelor's and graduate degrees.

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Workforce Commuting Patterns

Cass County still acts a bit like a "bedroom community" with 35,928 residents leaving the county to work and just 14,103 commuting in from the outside.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2014

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Employment Centers

This map shows where large concentrations of employers reside within Cass County.

Competitive Industries

Cass County's top 10 competitive industries are listed by their location quotient. A location quotient shows how the county compares in a particular sector to national numbers. A quotient of one means the county has the same percentage of its workers in that industry as the nation. A number below that means the percentage is lower than the national number, and a number greater than one means the county has a higher percentage of workers employed in that sector.

Competitive Industries - 2016

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
493 Warehousing and Storage  9.30 1,475
111 Crop Production  4.70 916
482 Rail Transportation 2.69 483
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 2.51 732
447 Gasoline Stations 2.49 368
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.19 189
623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 2.17 538
325 Chemical Manufacturing  1.95 2,020
485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1.75 1,191
444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers  1.69 1,024

Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3

* TCPU - Transportation, communication and public utilities
** FIRE - Finance, insurance and real estate

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: WANTED Analytics, 2017

The top occupations, industries and skills below were compiled using WANTED Analytics and span a 90-day period between Jan. 1 and April 3, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Motor Vehicle Operators
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Retail Sales Workers
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School
Sales Representatives, Services
Health Technologists and Technicians
Other Management Occupations
Other Production Occupations

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
General Freight Trucking
Other General Merchandise Stores
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
Restaurants and Other Eating Places

On April 3, 2017, there were 967 job postings in Cass County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Oral and written communication
Team-oriented, teamwork
Detail oriented
High Energy
Customer service oriented
Genetic counseling
Problem solving
Cash registers

Source: WANTED Analytics

Erika Garcia-Reyes, Workforce Development Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105 | 816-701-8241