Cass Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 747 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cass Lake is the 377th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cass Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cass Lake is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cass Lake who work in maintenance occupations (13.71%), personal care services (10.89%), and sales jobs (8.87%).
Cass Lake, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of people in Cass Lake with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.40% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cass Lake in 2010 was $16,443, which is low income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,772 for a family of four. Cass Lake also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.50% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cass Lake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cass Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cass Lake residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cass Lake include French , Swedish, Norwegian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Cass Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.