Cass County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Virginia and the largest city is Beardstown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.seecass.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,156 and the 2010 census population was 13,638. The land area is 375.82 square miles and there are 36.3 persons per square mile.
93.2% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 18.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 86% have a high school degree or higher, and 13% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,100, there are 5,134 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,257, the median household income is $45,734, and 14.8% of the persons in Cass County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,166. Retail sales (in $1000) were $115,401, and sales per capita were $8,480.
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