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Time Zone: Cass County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fargo is the Seat for Cass County.

Cass County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cass had a population of 143,339 people. This is an increase of 16.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 123,138 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cass represented 19.17% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's most populous county (out of 53 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010149,778+21.63%+4.49% since 2009
2009143,339+16.41%+2.23% since 2008
2008140,216+13.87%+1.81% since 2007
2007137,717+11.84% 
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2000123,138The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cass County Census Page for Cass County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Cass County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cass County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Fargo   95,55690,5995.47% increase  
West Fargo   24,31314,94062.7% increase  
Horace   2,078915127.1% increase  
Casselton   2,0441,85510.19% increase  
Mapleton   74360622.61% increase  

Websites for Cass County

Official Website:   www.co.cass.nd.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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