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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

30,012
– 1.5
960.3
937.0
167–627
49.17
34.6
92.1
12,151
5.7
$70,040,321
$33,642
$2,716,942,563
$212,026,528

 map of Cass County
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Physical Features: Forested Northeast county rolling to hilly; drained by Cypress Bayou, Sulphur River; Wright Patman Lake.

Economy: Timber, paper industries; varied manufacturing; agribusiness; government/services.

locator map for Cass County

History: Caddoes, who were displaced by other tribes in the 1790s. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1830s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created and organized in 1846 from Bowie County; named for U.S. Sen. Lewis Cass.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 76.5; Black, 16.9; Hispanic, 4.5; Asian, 0.5; Other, 0.7; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 361; deaths, 414; marriages, 165; divorces, 117.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, water sports; state, county parks; lake, wildflower trails.

Minerals: Oil, iron ore.

Agriculture: Poultry, cattle, nurseries, forage, watermelons. Market value $67.6 million. Timber important.

LINDEN (1,973) county seat, timber, agribusiness, tourism; oldest courthouse still in use as courthouse, hospital; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

ATLANTA (5,762) Paper and timber industries, government/services, varied manufacturing, hospital, library; Forest Festival in August.

Other towns include: Avinger (449) timber, paper industry, steel plant, early cemetery, Glory Days celebration in October; Bivins (215); Bloomburg (412); Domino (105); Douglassville (236); Hughes Springs (1,823) varied manufacturing, warehousing, trucking school, Pumpkin Glow in October; Kildare (104); Marietta (134); McLeod (600); Queen City (1,495) paper industry, commuters to Texarkana, government/services, historic sites.

Atlanta State Park
Atlanta State Park on Wright Patman Lake. Texas Parks & Wildlife photo.