Cass County, Missouri

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Cass County, Missouri, saw a growth rate of 26 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 103,724. For more information on Cass County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2017

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Median Household Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Language Proficiency

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2018

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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 - 2018

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
493 Warehousing and Storage  6.40 1,392
482 Rail Transportation 4.81 198
111 Crop Production 4.75 758
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3.00 864
444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers 2.64 680
486 Pipeline Transportation 2.62 26
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.43 219
623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 1.97 1,360
325 Chemical Manufacturing 1.88 305
485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 1.82 364

Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3

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

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: JobsEQ, 2018

The top occupations and skills below were compiled using JobsEQ and are being reported on a quarterly basis.

Top 20 Occupations Most in Demand

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Retail Salespersons
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Registered Nurses
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Personal Care Aides
Driver/Sales Workers
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Customer Service Representatives
Social and Human Service Assistants
Nursing Assistants
Food Service Managers
Production Workers, All Other
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

On Jan. 2, 2019, there were 867 job postings in Cass County.

Source: Jobs EQ

Top 10 Skills

Customer Service
Cooperative/Team Player
Adaptability/Flexibility/Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
Self-Motivated/Ability to Work Independently/Self Leadership
Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment
Interpersonal Relationships/Maintain Relationships

Source: JobsEQ, 2018

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