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Cassopolis, Michigan

  •   State: 
    Cass County
      County FIPS: 
    41°54′42″N 86°00′36″W
      Area total: 
    2.23 sq mi (5.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.01 sq mi (5.21 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.22 sq mi (0.58 km²)
    889 ft (271 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    851.32 residents per square mile of area (328.70/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Cassopolis is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,774 at the 2010 census. The village and county are named after statesman Lewis Cass, a New Hampshire native and a prominent U.S. senator from Michigan prior to the American Civil War.Diamond Lake, one of the 100 largest inland lakes in Michigan, is located in Cassopolis. Cassopolis was a transit point on the Underground Railroad, by which sympathizers aided refugee slaves from the South to gain freedom in the North and in Canada. In the 1960s, a group of African Americans connected to the Nation of Islam acquired some 1,000 acres of farmland in the area. In 2010, the village has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km²), of which 2.00 square miles is land and 0.25 sq miles (0.65 km²) is water. The racial makeup of the village was 60.0% White, 29.3% African American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 5.6% from two or more races. The median age in the village is 35.4 years, and the gender makeup is 50.7% male and 49.7%. The county seat of Cass County is the town of LaGrange, which was established in 1831. It was incorporated as a village in 1863. The county developed farming and some industry.


Cassopolis is the town associated with Diamond Lake, the largest lake in southwestern Michigan. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km²) of which 2.00 square miles is land and 0.25square miles (0.65 km²), is water. The town has a population of 1,788. The village is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population of Cassopolis at 1,872. The population of Diamond Lake is 1,938. The lake is the largest in Michigan. It is home to the Michigan Dunes National Lakeshore, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Dunes are home to Michigan State University, which is a member of the University of Michigan System and the College of Arts and Sciences. The city is located on the shores of the Dunes River, a tributary of the Michigan River, which runs through the center of the lake. The community is also known as "Cassopolis" or "Cassisopolis" because of the name of the town's main street, Cassopolis Avenue. It was founded in the 18th century. The name comes from the Cassopolis family, who first settled in the area in the 17th century and later moved to the area around the lake in the 19th Century. The area is known as Cassopolis because of its association with the town of the same name.


M-60, M-62, and M-63 are all part of the M-60 corridor. The highway was built in the 1960s and 1970s. It was built to help alleviate traffic congestion in the area. It is also used as a route for the U.S. Postal Service and other government agencies. It runs through the town of Middletown, Rhode Island, and into the city of Laredo, Texas. It's also known as the "M-62 corridor" because of its proximity to the city's M-61 highway. The M- 60 corridor is also known for its high-speed rail links with M-1 and the L-2 corridor, which runs through L-3 and L-4. It also runs through M-3, which is part of M-4, which connects M-5 and the city to M-6, which goes through L.A. and the City of L.C. and is known as "Laredo-M-3" M-7, which also runs along M-2, is the "L-3 corridor," which runs from L-1 to L-6. M-8, which includes M-9, is a highway that runs from M-10 to L C, and also connects M 5 to M 7. M 8, which runs from M 4, and the city of L Cleveland is known as M 6, the "L 7 corridor".


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,774 people, 709 households, and 384 families residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 60.0% White, 29.3% African American, 1.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 5.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population. The median income for a household in theVillage was $28,696, and the median family income was $37,348. The per capita income for the Village was $14,359. About 13.9% of residents were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 13.5 per cent of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.15. The village's population was 1,740 at the 2000 census, with 703 people living in it at the 2010 census, and 833 people at the 2011 census. The age distribution of the residents shows 30.0 per cent under the age of 18, 8.7 per cent from 18 to 24, and 21.1 per cent between the ages of 25 and 44. The gender makeup ofThe village was 50.3 per cent male and 49.7% female. The population density was 994.1 inhabitants per square mile (383.8/km²).


Cassopolis Public School District is the school system for the Village of Cassopolis and its surrounding areas. The district's schools are Ross Beatty Junior/Senior High School and Sam Adams Elementary. The schools are located in the Village, Cassopolis, and the surrounding area. The school system is made up of three schools: Ross, Sam, and Jack. The high school is located in Cassopolis. The elementary school is in the village, and it is located near the town of Sam Adams. It is the only high school in the district. It has two junior/senior high schools and one senior high school. It also has one elementary school, which was founded in the 1950s. It was the first high school to be built in the area. It opened in 1961. The current high school was built in 1972. The first junior high school opened in 1973. The middle school was opened in 1974. The last elementary school was closed in 1986. It closed in 1998. It reopened in 2000. It now has two high schools. The public school system was formed in the 1970s and is called the Cassopolis School District. It serves the Village and surrounding areas of the City of Cassiopolis and the Town of Westfield, Michigan. Its schools include Ross, Jack, Sam and Jack Beatty High Schools. It's also the only school to have a junior high/junior high/senary high school on the campus of Westwood High School in Westwood, Michigan, which opened in 1978.


The Cass District Library's Main Library is located in Cassopolis. The Local History Branch is also located inCassopolis. Other branches include the Howard Branch, Edwardsburg Branch, and the Mason / Union Branch. The library is open seven days a week. It is open from 9am to 5pm, seven days per week, and on the weekend. It has a free Wi-Fi connection. It also has a 24-hour phone line. It was built in the 1970s. It opened in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, it was expanded to include a satellite branch. It now has a total of seven branches. It's located in the Cass District, which also includes the Howard and Edwardsburg branches. There is also a branch in Mason, which is located on the outskirts of the city. There are also branches in the Mason and Union areas of Cassopolis, as well as in the nearby towns of Edwardsburg and Mason. The main library is in the city's downtown area, but there are also other branches in nearby towns such as Howard and Union. The local history branch is also in the town of Mason, and there is a library in Edwardsburg. The Cass District has a library on the campus of the University of Michigan-Cassopolis, which was founded in the late 19th century. It closed in the 1950s and has since reopened in the mid-1970s. The current library is based in the downtown Cassopolis section of the town. It includes the Local History branch.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan = 38.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Cassopolis = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,712 individuals with a median age of 35.2 age the population dropped by -11.39% in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 851.32 residents per square mile of area (328.70/km²). There are average 2.4 people per household in the 642 households with an average household income of $31,720 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.20% of the available work force and has dropped -8.42% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 11.96%. The number of physicians in Cassopolis per 100,000 population = 31.9.


The annual rainfall in Cassopolis = 38.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 67 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 120. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 173. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 50.89%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 57 years with median home cost = $67,820 and home appreciation of -1.18%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.69 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,187 per student. There are 28.5 students for each teacher in the school. 12826.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.30% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.55% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cassopolis's population in Cass County, Michigan of 1,330 residents in 1900 has increased 1,29-fold to 1,712 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.56% female residents and 47.44% male residents live in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan are married and the remaining 51.56% are single population.

  • 25.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Cassopolis require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.16% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.19% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, 50.89% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.55% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.55% are vacant.

  • The 25.45% of the population in Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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