Cass Lake, MN


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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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cass Lake who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), personal care services (12.44%), and management occupations (12.44%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.84 minutes getting to work every day.

For a small city, Cass Lake has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Cass Lake exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

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 10.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cass Lake in 2010 was $17,482, which is low income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,928 for a family of four. However, Cass Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cass Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.

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