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Cassia County, Idaho
Seal of Cassia County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Cassia County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Seat Burley
Largest city Burley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,580 sq mi (6,683 km²)
2,566 sq mi (6,647 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 0.54%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,416
8.3/sq mi (3.2/km²)
Founded February 20, 1879
Named for Cassia Creek, named either for John Cazier, a member of the Mormon Battalion and an emigrant train captain, or for a plant found in the area.
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Cassia County Courthouse Idaho.jpg
Website www.cassiacounty.org

Cassia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 21,416 (2008 estimate: 21,348).[1] The county seat and largest city is Burley.[2]

Cassia County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature on February 20, 1879, by a partition of Owyhee County, with the county seat at Albion.[3] A western portion became Twin Falls County in 1907. The county assumed its present boundaries when an eastern portion became Power County on January 30, 1913. The county seat was moved to Burley in 1918. The county was named for Cassia Creek, which in turn was named either for John Cazier, a member of the Mormon Battalion and an emigrant train captain, or for a plant found in the area.

Cassia County is part of the Burley, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,580 square miles (6,683 km²), of which, 2,566 square miles (6,647 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) of it (0.54%) is water. The county's highest point is Cache Peak at an elevation of 10,339 feet (3,151 m) above sea level, and the lowest is Milner Lake, a reservoir on the Snake River, at 4,134 feet (1,260 m).

The northern half of the county is part of the Magic Valley region of the Snake River Plain, and numerous mountain ranges extend north from the southern boundary and diminish as they approach the river, which flows from east to west.

The Silent City of Rocks National Reserve, containing exposed granitic batholith as old as 2.5 billion years, is located in the southern part of the county.

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Adjacent Counties

National protected areas

Highways

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,951
1910 7,197 82.2%
1920 15,659 117.6%
1930 13,116 −16.2%
1940 14,430 10.0%
1950 14,629 1.4%
1960 16,121 10.2%
1970 17,017 5.6%
1980 19,427 14.2%
1990 19,532 0.5%
2000 21,416 9.6%
Est. 2008 21,348 −0.3%
sources:[1] [4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 21,416 people, 7,060 households, and 5,485 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 7,862 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.69% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.06% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 18.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.1% were of English, 13.8% American and 12.9% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,060 households out of which 42.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the county the population was spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,322, and the median income for a family was $38,162. Males had a median income of $29,132 versus $19,851 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,087. About 11.10% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 42°16′N 113°37′W / 42.27°N 113.61°W / 42.27; -113.61


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Cassia County, Idaho
Seal of Cassia County, Idaho
Map
File:Map of Idaho highlighting Cassia County.png
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1879
Seat Burley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.54%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21416
Website: www.cassiacounty.org
Named for: Cassia Creek, which in turn was named either for John Cazier, a member of the Mormon Battalion and an emigrant train captain, or for a plant found in the area.

Cassia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 21,416 (2005 estimate: 21,324) [1]. The county seat is Burley6. Albion served as county seat between 1879 and 1918.

Cassia County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature on February 20, 1879 by a partition of Owyhee County. A western portion became Twin Falls County in 1907. The county assumed its present boundaries when an eastern portion became Power County on January 30, 1913. The county was named for Cassia Creek, which in turn was named either for John Cazier, a member of the Mormon Battalion and an emigrant train captain, or for a plant found in the area.

Cassia County is part of the Burley, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,683 km² (2,580 sq mi). 6,647 km² (2,566 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (0.54%) is water. The lowest part of the county is Milner Lake, a reservoir on the Snake River, at 4,134 feet, and the highest is Cache Peak at 10,339 feet in elevation.

The northern half of the county is part of the Magic Valley region of the Snake River Plain, and numerous mountain ranges extend north from the southern boundary and diminish as they approach the river, which flows from east to west.

The Silent City of Rocks National Reserve, containing exposed granitic batholith as old as 2.5 billion years is located in the southern part of the county.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,416 people, 7,060 households, and 5,485 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 7,862 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.69% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.06% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 18.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,060 households out of which 42.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the county the population was spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,322, and the median income for a family was $38,162. Males had a median income of $29,132 versus $19,851 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,087. About 11.10% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

Coordinates: 42°16′N 113°37′W / 42.27, -113.61

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