Cass County, Missouri

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Cass County, Missouri, saw a growth rate of 25 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 102,845. For more information on Cass County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2016

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Language Proficiency

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Educational Attainment

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

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Workforce Commuting Patterns

Cass County still acts a bit like a "bedroom community" with 35,941 residents leaving the county to work and just 14,203 commuting in from the outside.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2015

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 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 - 2017

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
493 Warehousing and Storage  8.10 1,554
482 Rail Transportation 5.20 214
111 Crop Production 4.81 780
316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 4.12 27
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3.23 911
444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers 2.62 658
447 Gasoline Stations 2.61 474
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.34 206
485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2.33 390
486 Pipeline Transportation 2.25 22

Source: JobsEQ, 2017, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2017, 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 Sept. 1 and Dec. 11, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Motor Vehicle Operators
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Retail Sales Workers
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Health Technologists and Technicians
Sales Representatives, Services
Food and Beverage Serving Workers
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
General Freight Trucking
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Health and Personal Care Stores
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Department Stores
Other Support Activities for Transportation

On Dec. 11, 2017, there were 2,353 job postings in Cass County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Oral and written communication
Clean Driving Record
Owner operator
Team-oriented, teamwork
Detail oriented

Source: WANTED Analytics

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