Cassia County

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Cassia County, Idaho

1459 Overland Ave
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: (208) 878-7302
Fax: (208) 878-9109
www.cassiacounty.org

On the central southern border of ID, east of Twin Falls; organized Feb 20, 1879 (prior to statehood) from Oneida County. Name Origin: For Cassia Creek (spelled Cassier in 1879), named either from French cajeaux 'raft,' for for James John Cazier, member of the Mormon Battalion and a colorful wagon train leader. Locals also believe it is for the cassia plant.

Area (sq mi):: 2580.31 (land 2566.45; water 13.86) Population per square mile: 8.30
Population 2005: 21,324 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 9.60% Population 2000: 21,416 (White 79.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 18.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 14.90%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 31.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,087; median household $33,322; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,576-$23,551
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 16.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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